Does Religion Do Harm? New EvidenceMarch 18, 2009
A new study finds that dying cancer patients who are devout are more likely to cling to life at any cost.
2009 Templeton Award goes to physicist/philosopher for proving . . . um, what?March 17, 2009
The Templeton Foundation awarded Bernard d’Espagnat $1.4 million for speculative musings about science and religion.
Is Kabul the Capital of Oklahoma?March 16, 2009
Some Oklahoma legislators believe only certain views may be considered by college students. Atheism isn’t on the approved list.
Egypt and Pakistan Push UN Resolution on “Anti-Muslim” SpeechMarch 16, 2009
Egypt and Pakistan are moving in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would block criticism of Islam.
A Radical View on PopulationMarch 13, 2009
Steven Kotler has the most radical take on population I’ve read lately. But try to find anything wrong with it.
Afghan Court Upholds Student Journalist’s 20-Year Sentence for BlasphemyMarch 12, 2009
The Afghan Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the “crime” of blasphemy.
Who’s “We,” White Man? Or, The Media’s Mythical MajorityMarch 9, 2009
Lazy writers use phrases like “We are obsessed with celebrity” in news and media reports, making incorrect overgeneralizations
American Nonbelievers are now Third behind Catholics and BaptistsMarch 9, 2009
The just-released 2008 American Religious Identification Survey shows that nonbelievers make up 15% of the American population.