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Muslim Warts Under Scrutiny

The Journal of Religion and Health releases new research this spring asking the all-important question, can prayer by Muslim religious authorities cure warts? With the publication of “Therapeutic Effects of Islamic Intercessory Prayer on Warts” by Turkish academic, government and medical researchers Evren Hoşrik, Aydın E. Cüceloğlu and Seval Erpolat, can we learn the answer?


Automatic License Plate Readers: Persistent Privacy Invaders with a 0.0047% Hit Rate that Don’t Stop Crime

The American Civil Liberties Union has recently released a report showing that license plate readers, mounted on police cars and designed to automatically scan plates and pull up associated driver information:

Are present in all 50 states of the USA; Add information to identify where cars are located and when they were located there; Are […]

Nylon and Cotton are Part of the Reality-Based Community

You know, at some point after careful empirical review you might want to recognize that your Morgellons is the fuzzies from your coat.

Or not. Citizens for Legitimate Government has the right to dissociate itself from the Reality-Based Community… but I don’t have to read it.



Whether People Think Faith-Based Initiatives Work Better, or Whether They Actually Do?

During his religious interrogation of the presidential candidates, entrepreneurial evangelical pastor Rick Warren inserted his own opinion on subjects fairly frequently. Take, for instance, this utterance to a national audience watching via CNN and CSPAN:

A recent poll says 80% of Americans think faith-based organizations do a better job at community services than the […]