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"Blasphemy" Comes Before "Science" in the Dictionary

Image of creation of Earth by God

Creationists believe that the Earth and the universe in which it sits are only about 6000 years old.

By Peter Bowditch

Could there be a greater abuse of both science and Christianity than creationism?

Some years ago Australian geologist Prof Ian Plimer wrote a book about creationism called Telling Lies for God. On a Sunday night when I had nothing better to do I went to a meeting where someone from the Answers in Genesis Ministry (now Creation Ministries International) did just that.

Misremembering the Past

By Peter Bowditch

It is quite simple to build false memories, even ones as serious as sexual abuse.

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Courts Immune to Anti-Vaccine Lobby

Girl receiving injection

The anti-vaccination lobby has been dealt some crucial blows in the US courts.

By Peter Bowditch

The anti-vaccination lobby has been dealt some crucial blows in the US courts.

Two days before Christmas last year, Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC) sued Dr Paul Offit, journalist Amy Wallace and publisher Condé Nast because an article in Wired magazine had hurt her feelings by suggesting that she is sometimes careless about the truth.