Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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People (not animal) persons

Science | Court considers whether to grant legal personhood to an elephant at the Bronx Zoo
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/07/19, 02:29 pm

Happy the elephant is anything but in her 1-acre enclosure at New York’s Bronx Zoo, according to attorneys with the Nonhuman Rights Project. Late last month, her lawyers asked a judge to grant legal personhood to the 48-year-old pachyderm. The group hopes not only to gain freedom for Happy but to elevate the legal status of all elephants.

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The skies declare His handiwork

Science | Scientists make amazing new discoveries about our galaxy
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/31/19, 04:13 pm

Scientists keep discovering new wonders in outer space that defy human understanding of the universe. Three recent discoveries beyond the boundaries of Earth testify to the magnificence of creation.

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Survival of the cooperative

Science | Bacteria defy Darwin by sacrificing for community
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/24/19, 03:38 pm

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered that bacteria survive by sacrificing to benefit the entire community. The finding contradicts Darwinian evolution’s dog-eat-dog view of the world, in which individuals compete against each other and only the strongest survive to pass on their DNA to the next generation.

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