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Macroevolution for the People

Robert J. Asher | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science
Robert J. Asher

When terms like micro and macro are used to bolster the case for creationism or a "designer," the dichotomy is a ruse, along with implications that scientific debate on macroevolution supports assertions of supernatural design.

The Ethics of Gender Transition

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

We should recognize that children are far more resilient than we believe they are. Love, and honesty, go a very long way, even with severe social and personal stress. And thankfully we're mostly past all that Freudian nonsense about absent fathers and clinging or refrigerator mothers.

PHOTOS: 11 Celebrated Sci-Tech Figures Who Used Drugs

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

You've probably heard that Sigmund Freud was a cocaine user. At the age of 28, he wrote his fiancee a letter in which he described himself as "a big w...

Analytic Thinking Erodes Religious Belief

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Rob Brooks

Although there is considerable disagreement about whether education kills religious faith, people's chances of identifying as religious believers declines with scientific education and education in rational thinking.

How Should We Talk About Science And Religion?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

As someone who loves both religion and science, I often struggle with how they interact. Are they in opposition to each other? Do they need to be reconciled? What happens when new scientific knowledge challenges the tenets of my faith?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Not Apes? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Although chimpanzees and bonobos are practically equivalent to humans in terms of our shared DNA compliment, they are not the same species by any stretch.

Evolution: Is God Just Playing Dice?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

The more we understand evolution, the less it seems like either the bogeyman creationists fear or the universal God-dissolving acid some atheists crave.

Life Without Religion

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
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.

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.

Evolution And Catholic Theology

Michael Ruse | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

As things stand at the moment, there is a flat-out contradiction between the claims of modern biological science and the theology of the Roman Catholic Church.

A Kabbalistic View Of Evolution

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 06.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

It is widely supposed that Charles Darwin's theory of the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is as correct and certified as the laws of g...

The Quest For Inclusion In The Science And Religion Debate

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

We need all the friends we can get and it is stupid to alienate the liberal Christians who may disagree with us about the true status of their religion but who share our cultural and social values.

Prediction: Things Will Unravel Faster Than You Think

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

By my analysis, we are not yet on the final path to recovery, and there are one or more financial 'breaks' coming in the future. Underlying structura...

Open Your God Account Now, and Get a Free Gift!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

It used to be that religions proselytized with promises about the hereafter. If there was a present-day benefit to be gained, it was generally something like not being tortured or put to death. But all that has changed.

The Power of Books in Prison

Kenneth Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Hartman

The first time I read Solzhenitsyn's The Cancer Ward I was in the hole for inciting a riot. At the time, I'd served only the first ten years of my life without the possibility of parole sentence.