Christmas Decorations, Faith & Paganism

Christmas decorations bring light and joy to the winter season. They are intertwined with both faith and custom, and have their origins long before Christianity. Seasonal Festivals Festivals or celebrations have been observed throughout human history. They often center upon … Continue reading

STEM Education #1: Science Solves Problems

Science Fact: STEM education means science, technology, engineering and math. Different from the stem cells this blog featured last week (Part 1 & Part 2) — yet also vital to modern life and health. This post also comes in two parts: Part … Continue reading

Superstition, Conspiracies and Control

Science Fact:  Superstition is a strong force in people’s lives today, despite the ubiquitous presence of science and technology.  For example, professional athletes are superstitious about their warm-up rituals, their clothing, their accessories, even what they say and do.  Sports … Continue reading

Popular Culture, Media and the Scientist

Science Fact:  Popular culture surrounds us today and in many ways shapes who we are, including how we think.  Popular culture admits various definitions, but generally includes mass media as well as personal and family habits and traditions. Many years … Continue reading