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Finding Health in the Theme of Memes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Unlike genes, over which we do not have true mastery and are unlikely to any time soon, memes are of our own devising. We have the means to make them do what we want.

Two Ways Of Thinking About Agnosticism: Hitchens vs. Dawkins

Christopher Lane | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

That Hitchens took a glass-half-full approach to agnostics is notable because it's sharply at odds with the line of his compatriot, Richard Dawkins, whose thoughts on agnostics are almost uniformly negative.

A View From Inside The Jaipur Literature Festival

Monisha Rajesh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Monisha Rajesh

Bigotry. Intolerance. Censorship. Not words that you would normally associate with a literature festival. Yet, over the last six days at the Jaipur Literature Festival, they've dominated panel discussions, been whispered during readings, and littered furious debates around tea stalls.

'Woody Allen Of Cosmology' Explains Origin Of Universe

AP | By ANN LEVIN | Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

-- "A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing" (Free Press), by Lawrence M. Krauss: In fall 2009, the theoretical physicist...

The 10 Most Absurd Things Said About Women In 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

Mallory Ortberg | Eco Salon This post originally appeared on EcoSalon. With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves th...

Defying Our Maker: What The New Atheists Miss

Ted Cadsby | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Of all the arguments employed to challenge the usefulness of religion, one is largely overlooked: the way religion feeds our tribal instinct.

The Origins Of Christmas

Jeffrey Small | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

What is more important to me than the mechanics of Jesus' birth is that he was an historical figure who came to be viewed as "the Christ," the Messiah.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Richard Dawkins And The Evolution Of Homosexuality

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

It is an interesting exercise to look at how genetic contributions of homosexuality may have been preserved and passed down by our ancestors. Dr. Richard Dawkins' take on the evolution of the "gay gene" is fascinating, elegant, and quite clever.

War Of The Worldviews: Let's Talk God

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Scientific atheists like Richard Dawkins use every tactic they can find to make it seem that science can disprove God. But in simplest terms, you can't prove that something doesn't exist.

The Catholic Church And Child Abuse: Deja Vu All Over Again

Michael Ruse | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Too often, established religion does make possible evil things and clearly the Kansas City situation is one such case. The authority and attitude of the bishop makes what happened all too possible and common.

Richard Dawkins Takes the Magic Out of Reality

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Blinded by his atheistic certainty, Dawkins promulgates a notion of science that is already outmoded. He isolates himself from scientists who are far-sighted enough to leave all possible solutions on the table.

WATCH: O'Reilly, Famous Atheist Clash Fiercely

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly debated creationism on Wednesday's "O'Reilly Factor" with biologist and famous atheist Richard Dawkins. Not surprisingly, things got a l...

Understanding Color Perception: Is Your 'Red' The Same As My 'Red?'

Mark Changizi, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.

How do we know that your "red" looks the same as my "red"? For all we know, your "red" looks like my "blue." In fact, for all we know your "red" looks nothing like any of my colors at all.

Do Atheists Have A Sexism Problem?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Rebecca Watson meant it as a funny story, almost an aside. In a video blog, the popular skeptic...

On Not Being A Scientific Simpleton

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Contemporary science and Christian faith co-exist peacefully in Polkinghorne's worldview. Neither science nor religion has to be distorted to get all the ideas into the same head

Does Questioning Evolution Make You Anti-Science?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The very essence of science is to question and that stifling doubt is a sin that religion was quite guilty of in the past and that science should refrain from repeating it in the present.

9/11 Gave Birth To Aggressive, Unapologetic 'New Atheists'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) In September 2001, Sam Harris was an unknown doctoral student who didn't believe in God. But af...

Why I Am Not An Atheist

Pierre Whalon | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

It is unreasonable to look for scientific evidence of God's existence. Whether there is or is not a creator who subsists completely outside of the universe cannot be proven or disproven.

Is Darwinism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Is evolution, Darwinian evolution in particular, a religion? To sound like the philosopher that I am, it all depends on what you mean by "religion."

Church-State Groups Seek Equal Play For Atheist Concert At Fort Bragg

Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Three church-state activist groups criticized the Army for allowing an evangelical concert ...

Is Godlessness Dooming Britain?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Britain today has become one of the most godless societies on earth. From Richard Dawkins to Christopher Hitchens, the British have cornered the market on being anti-God, at least the Christian and Jewish varieties.

Life Without Religion

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Joseph Smigelski

There is a great divide in this country where none should be. I'm talking about the perceived rift between science and religion. There's no real conflict, just one manufactured by manipulative ideologues.

Meet 7 Celebrity Professors Teaching At Britain's Controversial New University

Posted 08.06.2011 | College

The controversial and incredibly expensive (at least for British standards) New College of the Humanities has lined up an imposing array of academics ...

Top UK Academics Form New University, Want Rival To Oxbridge

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 08.06.2011 | College

LONDON -- A group of prominent British academics said Sunday they are starting a private liberal arts university in London to rival the country's elit...

Evolution And Christianity: Did We Arrive By Chance?

Michael Ruse | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

It is important to see if any shade of modern thought about the evolution of humans suggests that our appearance was inevitable. And I think Christians have still got a problem here.