Friday, August 21, 2009

Friend for Andrea: Autistic teen's quest to fit in

Thirteen-year-old Andrea Levy ticked off a mental list of rules to follow when her guest arrived: Greet her at the door. Introduce her to the family. Offer a cold drink.

Above all, make her feel welcome by letting her choose what to do.

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God and Science Do Mix: The Creator's Interference in Creation

"In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that is replete with unintended irony, cosmologist Lawrence Krauss says, 'Science and God Don’t Mix.'

His message centers on this quote from geneticist J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964):

My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world."

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The Cure for the Anxious Heart

"Historians will probably call our era 'the age of anxiety.' Though we have it easier than our forefathers, we have more uneasiness."

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