Science & Spirituality

Effects of Prayer

Happiness & Spirituality

Alcohol & Drugs

  • No Amount of Alcohol is Safe. “‘Responsible drinking’ has become a 21st-century mantra for how most people view alcohol consumption. But when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe.” Laura A. Stokowski for Medscape Oncology, April 2014 based on the 2014 World Cancer Report

Questioning Atheism

  • Questioning the Questioners. “Atheists celebrate scientific rationality. But even the most thorough experiment cannot resolve all mysteries about human existence.” Wolfgang Huber for The European, June 2013

Effects of Facebook


Effects of Dating


In Defense of Cousin Marriages

Scientists Speak On Spirituality

  • Carl Sagan on spirituality. “The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” Maria Popova for Brain Pickings, June 2013
  • Religion and science can co-exist, scientists say.  Jaweed Kaleem for HuffPost Religion, September 2011
  • Book: The Language of God. “…for me the experience of sequencing the human genome, and uncovering this most remarkable of all texts, was both a stunning scientific achievement and an occasion of worship.” Excerpt from the 2006 memoir of geneticist Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health
  • Ann Druyen talks about science, religion, wonder, awe..and Carl Sagan. “Science is nothing more than a never-ending search for truth. What could be more profoundly sacred than that?” Ann Druyen, Carl Sagan’s widow and cowriter, for The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, November/December 2003

Effects of Pornography

Links below may contain some graphic sexual language. Please use your sound judgement and discretion while using these resources.

  • Your Brain On Porn. “Evolution has not prepared your brain for today’s Internet porn.” Gary Wilson’s ongoing curated blog
  • The Demise of Guys? “The problem is they now prefer the asynchronistic Internet world to the spontaneous interaction in social relationships.” Philip Zimbardo for TED, March 2011
  • The Great Porn Experiment. “Arousal addiction sympoms are easily mistaken for such things as ADHD, social anxiety, depression, concentration problems, performance anxiety, OCD and a host of others.” Gary Wilson for TEDxGlasgow, May 2012


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