Science journals and websites continue to act as if religion is a subcategory of the science department.  If Stephen Jay Gould thought that NOMA was a good idea to keep peace between science and religion (see 11/05/2006), nobody paid any attention.  Scientism has taken over the world.

1.  Teen religion:  In “Teens Maintain Their Religion,” Medical Xpress went beyond just stating poll results.  It interpreted them as “not surprising,” and actually pretty normal that teens abandon the religious practices they were taught:

“While there was a significant decline across the high school years, it’s possible that teens were simply busy doing other things, perhaps a part-time job, taking part in extra-curricular activities or simply socializing with peers,” he [Andrew J. Fuligni, a UCLA professor of psychiatry] said. “Plus, kids are beginning to make their own decisions, and where attendance at religious services and activities isdriven by parents earlier in childhood, parents may be allowing their teens to make their own decisions about participation as they progress through high school.”

2.  Rap against ID: Nature raved about Baba Brinkman, “a Canadian rap artist whose award-winning show The Rap Guide to Evolution wowed UK crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during Charles Darwin’s bicentenary year.” The interviewer provided a sample of his materialistic, Spencerian-Malthusian-Dawkinsian lyrics:….

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