What exactly are the rules in the USA for limiting the influence of religion in governance?
The fundamental principles of religious freedom in America are established by the first amendment of the constitution. The relevant portion reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of ...(more)
As a Mormon myself and as a history nerd, I endorse this answer as about the best answer possible.
I hope when you ask for a “scientific, peer-reviewed book,” what you really want is a book that is accepted as unbiased by both Mormons and non-Mormons as definitive. There are very few books that are widely respected and accepted as unbiased research-based works by both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars alike, but the two books that best fit your descriptio...(more)
How one man used agricultural techniques to save approximately a billion lives.
Saved the planet? No. You can slam an asteroid the size of Boston into the planet, killing every land animal with a body mass over a few kilograms, and the planet will serenely continue on its way.
Saved entire swaths of the human population on the planet? Yes.
Meet Norman Borlaug.
When this man won the Nobel Peace Prize, he was directly and personally credi...(more)