Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Religion in science

After doing a quick search for jesus on pubmed I came across a lot more abstract than I anticipated. To my surprise I even found some christian medical journals such as JCN. My favorite abstract about jesus has to be this one:

"PURPOSE: We study the controversies manifested in religious writings, art, sculpture and music as well as the theological disputes surrounding the circumcision of Jesus Christ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data are derived from relevant historical and theological articles. RESULTS: Jesus Christ was circumcised as a Jew on the 8th day after his birth. Until 1960 the Catholic church celebrated the day as Circumcision Day. In medieval times the holy foreskin was worshipped in many European churches. CONCLUSIONS: Christianity never condoned the ritual of circumcision and established the sacrament of baptism in its place."

Also interresting is the number of abstract about mormons, mostly because of their special medical needs. I was surprised to learn for example, that mormons have lower incidences of heart and lung diseases as well as MS. Perhaps as a side effect of polygamy .

But more interrestingly I discovered that when swarms of mormon crickets start to run out of food, there is a salt and protein deficiency treshold that sets off cannibalistic behavior. The perfect plot for 28 years later...


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Careful when they come to your door, they want your brain...

Anonymous said...

Bring back Circumcision Day!! Think of the great costumes and decorations. How would Hallmark commemorate this important holiday? Why would any credible religion choose to hold on to ideals such as creationism and homophobia and get rid of celebrating such a glorious occasion?

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