Dangers of Recreational Marijuana

Source: Dr. Liji Thomas, MD, “Dangers of recreational/medical cannabis use,” News Medical and Life Sciences, 26 October 2022. More people are using marijuana and starting at a younger age. “Now that many American states have legalized cannabis, the already high rate of cannabis usage is increasing from ages as young as 16 years.” Current studies on marijuana’s…

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An Admission that the Evolutionary Theory Doesn’t Work

Source: Stephen Buranyi, “Do we need a new theory of evolution?” The Guardian, 28 June 2022. “… scientists still do not know the answers to some of the most basic questions about how life on Earth evolved.” “Take eyes, for instance. Where do they come from, exactly? The usual explanation of how we got these stupendously…

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Cannabis Use Increases Pain After Surgery

Source: “Cannabis Use Increases Pain After Surgery,” Neuroscience News, 23 October 2022. One of the arguments for legalizing marijuana is that it can be used for pain management. This study shows that the claim may not be justified. “Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States and increasingly used as an…

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The Link Between Depression and Serotonin Questioned

Source: Joanna Moncrieff and Mark Horowitz, “Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study,” The Conversation, 20 July 2022. [I’m posting this to demonstrate that even in areas where people have been certain of the answers, they find that things are not always as they seem to be -…

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Belief in God Continues to Decline

Source: Anugrah Kumar, “Number of Americans who believe in God dips to new low: Gallup,” The Christian Post, 20 June 2022. The number of Americans who say they believe in God: 1940s-1960s – 98% 2011 – 92% 2013-2017 – 87% 2022 – 81% “Belief in God has fallen the most in recent years among young adults…

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Study Finds Alcohol Use Is Dangerous to the Heart

Source: European Society Of Cardiology, “New Research Finds Drinking Alcohol More Dangerous to the Heart Than Previously Thought,” SciTechDaily, 22 May 2022. “Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are associated with the development of heart failure, according to new research …” ” “This study adds to the body of evidence that…

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Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain

Source: “How Cannabis Affects Our Cognition and Psychology,” Neuroscience News, 13 May 2022. “… the main users are adolescents and young adults, whose brains are still in development. They may therefore be particularly vulnerable to the effects of cannabis use on the brain in the longer term.” “We showed that participants with the condition had significantly worse…

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The Changing American Household

Source: Nathan Yau, “Change in Common Household Types in the U.S.,” FlowingData.com “In the 1970s, the most common household type in the U.S. was a married couple with kids. But over time, as people wait longer to get married and have fewer kids (if any), it’s grown more common to live alone or with non-family.” In 1976, 37%…

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Marijuana Produces Persistent Cognitive Loss

Source: “Cannabis Use Produces Persistent Cognitive Impairments,” Neuroscience News, 20 January 2022. “A systematic review published today in the scientific journal Addiction has found that cannabis use leads to acute cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication.” “The study found that cannabis intoxication leads to small to moderate cognitive impairments in areas including:…

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Origins of the Philistines

“Mizraim became the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim” (Genesis 10:13-14). [Mizraim is the founder of ancient Egypt.] “Are you not as the sons of Ethiopia to Me, O sons of Israel?” declares the LORD. “Have I not brought up Israel from…

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