Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

According to an annual survey produced by Roy Morgan, doctors are one of the most trusted professions out there. They certainly make ministers of religion pale in comparison. I reckon this is right. I put my life into my doctor’s hands. If I didn’t trust him I’d go somewhere else. It’s even more pronounced when you […]

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You’re Holding Hands WRONG! The relentless march to redefine relationships.

Another example of the Ministry of Truth style campaign being waged by advocates of enforced moral approval of homosexuality crossed my screen this week. It’s initially comical, until you realise they’re actually quite serious. New Study Says That Lesbians Hold Hands Better A new study out this month in the Journal of Homosexuality looks at what factors affect […]

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The Regnerus Study on Same-Sex Parenting

Finally we’ve got a study on this topic that begins to provide meaningful results. Science Direct have the text of “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study” (pdf here). Here’s the abstract: The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that […]

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Hardwired Principles?

Fascinating little snippet from Wired Science. The fundamental origin of our dearest beliefs is a centuries-old philosophical question: Do they reflect, as Kant claimed, deep and pure principles? Or, per Jeremy Bentham, are they elegantly rationalized cost-benefit analyses?   Neuroscientist Greg Berns of Emory University put this question to the test in a brain scanner. […]

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