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September 24, 2014

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3:39 PM | Ciencia y no ciencia
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario, 24 de septiembre  de 2014Cuando se habla de ciencia, uno de los temas más polémicos es cómo distinguir al producto auténtico de sus versiones “pirata”, sus imitaciones fraudulentas.La búsqueda de este “criterio de demarcación” ha sido larga y, si no infructuosa, porque mucho se ha […]
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7:25 AM | Activist’s anti-science adverts found misleading – again
The activist Fluoride Free NZ (FFNZ) organisation have had a bad year with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). They have had half a dozen complaints against them for misleading advertising upheld. The latest complaint referred to FFNZ’s adverts for a meeting … Continue reading →

September 23, 2014

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5:08 PM | VESTIGIAL: Learn what it means!
Vestigial organs are relics, reduced in function or even completely losing a function. Finding a novel function, or an expanded secondary function, does not make such organs non-vestigial. The appendix in humans, for instance, is a vestigial organ, despite all the insistence by creationists and less-informed scientists that finding expanded local elements of the immune…
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11:05 AM | New Book: Methods for the Study of Religious Change – From Religious Studies to Worldview Studies
A new book edited by André Droogers and Anton van Harskamp 'Methods for the Study of Religious Change' argues that the study of religion should focus on people’s worldview-making capacities and should contribute to the critical analysis of global problems and the promotion of cultural and spiritual respect across religions.
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