EVOLUTION VS FUNDAMENTALIST PROTESTANTISM IN THE USA
Culture, including religion, is shaped by Darwinian pressures. Eg Dawkins, The Selfish Gene. Discipline worked for our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Religion was adaptive because a God demanding discipline was more compelling than just habit. The Christian vision of eternal paradise or hell-fire propelled this ethos all over the West for 1,500 years, until it started to lose strength as the State got better at enforcing discipline, and with the rise of science. \nHow can we account for the beliefs of almost half of Americans, that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, the earth and the universe are about 7,000 years old, species weren’t created by evolutionary processes… If elements of culture like this are subject to Darwinian "survival of the fittest" pressures, what accounts for their widespread propagation in one of the best-educated populations in existence – in a society that is a world leader in science? How can such an ethos be adaptive? Why does it not disappear?\n
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
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A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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