When it comes to near death experience stories, there are many unscientific writings based on the writers’ own agendas rather than actual evidence. However, there is also a growing body of legitimate research around near death experience (NDE) reports, and peer-reviewed scientific journals have published a number of medical studies on the subject.
University of Notre Dame's Professor Carter Snead explains the secular versus Catholic view of the human person. Professor Snead answers questions such as "What is a person? and "What is the fundamental disagreement between the Catholic and secular view in social ethics?"
One of the exciting developments in the field of neuroscience is the use of neuroimaging to examine the precise neural pathways and brain regions involved in many cognitive activities, including learning, memory storage and retrieval, and even those involved in making voluntary choices.
One of the modern narratives is that science has knocked the human person off its pedestal. We are no longer seen as the pinnacle of creation, more important than other animals and meant to rule over the rest of creation. In fact, the idea of our being “made in the image of God” should be set aside since it has been disproved by science.
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From pollution and climate change to curing diseases and developing new sources of clean energy, there is tremendous hope that technology will be able to solve many of the world’s problems.
New studies on animal learning, language, and the use of tools have created a firestorm of articles with the underlying theme that “animals are just like us.”
“Do you know what happened to my heart? When I saw you, my heart fell in love with you.”
In the 1957 movie, “12 Angry Men,” a dozen jurors are assembled for the purpose of determining whether a boy, accused with the murder of his father, is guilty of the alleged crime. The first ballot, though one-sided, lacks the required unanimity to convict: 11 guilty; 1 not guilty.