What about Earth Science? What about Math? What about all of the social sciences? And indeed, what about technology?
While Francis points the finger at leaders who have been "obsessed" with divisive social issues, some find his silence on these issues to be problematic.
The British physicist Steven Hawking is living proof that someone can overcome enormous obstacles and still flourish as a human being.
Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted "I've never understood those who assert that killing people with chemicals is worse than blowing them to bits with a bomb." What do you think?
Could the international imbroglio surrounding Syria be solved so simply?
"Rote recitation, day in and day out, is ultimately meaningless."
Many on Twitter say Manning deserved worse. Others are suggesting that President Obama should pardon Manning at the end of his term.
A new song captures the feelings of the anti-surveillance movement.
How culpable is the U.S.? Should aid be cut off?
Facing up to 90 years of jail time for leaking classified documents, Bradley Manning apologized during the sentencing phase of his trial.
According to a meta-analysis published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review, there is a "reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity" in 53 out of 63 studies.
Some researchers are concerned that current methods are not the least painful and least stressful options.