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Richard Dawkins Compares Ahmed Mohamed To ISIS Child Soldier

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Richard Dawkins is backpedaling after he posted a tweet Tuesday that compared "clock kid" Ahmed Mohamed to an Islamic State child soldier who wa...

Does Religion Make Us Worse People?

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There's a well-known phenomenon in churches where young families, many of whom have not been involved in organized religion since before college, retu...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 23. A New Pair of Genes.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Before we left the hospital with Lev, the nurse gave us a little lecture about how important it is not to shake the baby. We've all read about awful incidents in the newspaper often enough to realize why the state has now mandated this little chat with new parents--though I found it odd that they not only explain it, but make both parents sign a document promising we would not violently shake Lev.

Science and Medicine, Fools and Fanatics: The 'Fluidity' of Woo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The American College of Preventive Medicine recently completed a project, with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, to advan...

Richard Dawkins: College Students Are Betraying The Free Speech Movement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2015 | College

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, a famously outspoken atheist, said Friday the trend of students pushing to disinvite speakers on college campu...

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

15 Of Richard Dawkins' Most Controversial Tweets

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

For better or worse, Richard Dawkins simply isn't one to bite his tongue. On Sunday, the outspoken evolutionary biologist and best-selling autho...

On and Beyond the Ethics of (Animals) Eating Animals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For those committed to meat consumption, eating what they kill may offer various advantages over eating what they find sealed in cellophane. But it is a niche admonition at best, impertinent to the masses of us.

Keeping Mind in Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

When I first began learning about the 3 principles behind the human experience, I just wanted to be happy. I had been seeking to avoid a return to depression for over twenty years, and to my delight, I began to experience a level of well-being that was previously unknown to me.

The Atheists Are Coming Out of a Closet Near You

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

If the folks behind a movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will be coming out of their religion-free closets to declare their unbelief to friends, family and coworkers.

Hey, South Park and Twitter, Why the Religious Mockery?

Donna Carol Voss | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion
Donna Carol Voss

I follow Richard Dawkins on Twitter. Why, as a devout Mormon, do I follow the world's most prominent (living) atheist? I'm always interested in both sides. Obviously an articulate and intelligent man, Dawkins is also, how do I put it, snarky. Case in point, the following three tweets, all generated in a single day.

Prominent Atheist Richard Dawkins Says Islam Needs A 'Feminist Revolution'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion

Outspoken atheist writer Richard Dawkins took to Twitter this week to air concerns about the status of women in Islam. Needless to say, his unso...

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

'More Rational Than Thou'

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Stuart Hameroff

An open letter to Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer Dear Richard and Michael, I read your lament that some people leave religion for 'something ...

'Nones' are 'someones' in vibrant U.S. religious landscape

David Briggs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The end is not near for religion in America -- or elsewhere in the world. What analysts are trying to divine, however, is the mystery of why more people are indicating "none" when asked their religious affiliation.

New Atheists and the Economy of Outrage

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Unlike classical atheists like Bertrand Russell and George Bernard Shaw who advocated their views and advanced the critique of religion with wit and erudition, the "new atheists," seek to ply their trade through the economy of outrage.

Atheists React To Chapel Hill Shooting Of Muslim Family Members

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

The fatal shooting Tuesday of three members of a Muslim family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has prompted condemnation and calls for introspection a...

Walking on Water with Giant Green Frogs

Shan Wells | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Shan Wells

At this point, I can hear readers of faith saying: "But you can't blame religion for murder. People kill whether they are religious or not!" Certainly, they do. But religion is one the most insidiously lethal accelerators of violence this side of an unfaithful lover.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

WATCH: Leading Evolutionary Biologist Reads Hilarious Anti-Gay Hate Mail

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices

This is just too good. It's not a huge surprise that Richard Dawkins gets a large amount of hate mail from right-wing religious zealots. The 73-yea...

How to Defeat Meme of Fear

David Brin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
David Brin

This is not about Islam or Christianity or Judaism or even capitalism versus communitarianism, but their angriest and most vehement branches. If our enlightenment "wins," there will be Islam in the future and everything else. But the fuming tenor of zero-sum machismo will be gone. Those who today preach hatred will live, but not their hate. Moreover, they know this. And because hatred is addictive, like a drug, that is the wellspring of their fury.

Richard Dawkins Says 'Religions Are NOT Equally Violent' After Charlie Hebdo Attack

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

Author, biologist and New Atheist Richard Dawkins took to Twitter to sound off on religion after the attack on France's satirical weekly publication, ...

Snark Wars

Kerry Walters | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Kerry Walters

For anti-Christian snarksters, there's absolutely nothing good that can be said about Christianity, so they encourage a blanket dismissal of centuries of Christian thought, literature, art, culture, and science.

Two Robins Wish You a Very Happy Christmas

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Robin Koerner

I arrived in England yesterday from my home in the States and the jet-lag had the better of me this Christmas morning by 4.45 am. Dad, whom I have t...

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?