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16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine

16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old boy in Oregon died of an treatable urinary tract condition after he refused medical help, believing prayer would heal his illness.
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Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran'

Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory citing their religious beliefs.
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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Here's a look at 50 of the most prominent atheists of all time who also happen to be recognized as some of the most brilliant members of our species.

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Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison

Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Dale Hickman and Shannon Hickman had a baby son who was born prematurely and who died shortly after birth. You probably shouldn't feel sorry for them, though, because their newborn son had a 99.9 chance of survival if they had only gotten him to a hospital. Instead they had the birth at home and decided to pray over the boy instead of seeking medical help.

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Alternative medicine: The illusion of control : Respectful Insolence

We humans like control. Actually, we need to feel as though we are in control. Perhaps that's why, when we aren't in control--can't be in control, for whatever reason--we instinctively seek ways of being more in control, or at least...
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Skeptic News: Burzynski petition

Skeptic News: Burzynski petition | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

There has been a recent flurry of interest in the activities of the Burzynski clinic among skeptics triggered by an article in the Observer where another family tragically affected by a rare cancer has turned to fundraising to pay for treatment at the controversial Texas facility. Josephine Jones has an excellent summary of the recent blogging activity about Burzynski here.

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Scandal of the churches claiming they can cure HIV through God, as six die after abandoning medication

Scandal of the churches claiming they can cure HIV through God, as six die after abandoning medication | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Undercover reporters who posed as worshippers infected with HIV in south London were told they could be cured. They then had water sprayed in their face while a pastor called for the devil to leave.
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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

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Here's a look at 50 of the most prominent atheists of all time who also happen to be recognized as some of the most brilliant members of our species.

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The Oprah effect and why not all scientific evidence is valuable

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One of the inspirations behind Science-ish was the seemingly endless barrage of complaints by friends in medicine regarding the “Oprah effect” on their offices and hospital wards: patients making important decisions about a lifestyle choice or treatment option based on something they had seen on Queen of daytime talk.

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