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Go to: Obama's stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups

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I'm surprised by the comments on here. Did no one read my post? Anyone can receive rebates based upon energy efficiency improvements. This money is available to anyone that applies and does not 'create a law promoting religion'.

I'm willing to admit I'm misunderstanding the article but someone needs to point it out to me.

Sat, 04 Dec 2010 21:16:08 UTC | #558534

Go to: Obama's stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups

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In my line of work (HVAC Engineering), I apply for these energy rebates often on behalf of my clients. These incentives are available to anyone who operates a building and consumes energy. If they implement energy reduction measures and support their savings with evidence via measurement and verification, they receive federal and/or state financial support.

This article does not indicate why churches receiving tax money is any different from any other facility receiving tax money by following the rules that are equal for anyone who applies.

I am an atheist and fully support the separation of church and state, but this article seems to be a half-truth.

Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:46:02 UTC | #558168

Go to: Hunting Fossil Viruses in Human DNA

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So, is this saying that in addition to random mutations changing DNA and driving evolution (via selection), there is another source of DNA change caused by viruses? I guess I don't understand all of the different ways DNA can mutate.

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:15:00 UTC | #431420

Go to: Parenting Beyond Belief

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Anyone know of one near Philly or do I have to move to NC?

Tue, 19 May 2009 08:24:00 UTC | #361751

Go to: Heat the Hornet

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To Mr. Chong's assertation that most people don't understand Biology,.. I'd agree, but that doesn't mean we don't understand and trust the rigorous scientific method on which it is based.

I'd argue that the scientific method is the most important piece and you may be attacking the wrong subject.

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:10:00 UTC | #323189

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