We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Friday, March 30, 2012

Modern Myths Reconsidered

One of my favorite websites is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's science page, ABC Science.  It often has fascinating articles, some of which feed naturally into my conviction that Christians today have to pay attention to science and its findings.  ABC has posted two science news articles that probably don't have any theological implications but are still interesting.  Both take a jab at modern myths.  The first posting, entitled, "Can a full Moon affect behaviour?" offers a succinct answer to that question: no.  Evidently, numerous studies have found no link whatsoever between human behavior and full moons.  The other posting, "Some chocolate-eaters have lower BMI," raises questions about the link between eating chocolate and obesity.  Research indicates that moderate consumption of chocolate paired with exercise can actually be beneficial esp. since it is known that chocolate does have a positive impact on heart health.

If you're interested in science in general and/or the relationship of science to faith in particular, I recommend that you keep an eye on ABC Science.