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My Response to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

0 Comments | Posted May 8, 2008 | 4:28 PM

Dear Shmuley,

I did not say you think like Hitler, or hold the same opinions as Hitler, or do terrible things to people like Hitler. Obviously and most emphatically you don't. I said you shriek like Hitler. That is the only point of resemblance, and it is true. You...

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Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed

0 Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 3:18 PM


Anticipating success with their feature film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Producers Mark Mathis, Logan Craft and Walt Ruloff have already leaked a teaser trailer for the film's sequel. Their "teach the controversy" slogan...

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Executing Saddam Hussein was an Act of Vandalism

0 Comments | Posted January 3, 2007 | 9:36 AM

The obvious objections to the execution of Saddam Hussein are valid and well aired. His death will provoke violent strife between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and between Iraqis in general and the American occupation forces. This was an opportunity to set the world a good example of civilized behaviour in...

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Why There Almost Certainly Is No God

0 Comments | Posted October 23, 2006 | 11:19 AM

America, founded in secularism as a beacon of eighteenth century enlightenment, is becoming the victim of religious politics, a circumstance that would have horrified the Founding Fathers. The political ascendancy today values embryonic cells over adult people. It obsesses about gay marriage, ahead of genuinely important issues that actually make...

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Coming Out Against Religious Mania

0 Comments | Posted August 4, 2005 | 11:40 AM

Congratulations to Sam Harris on a characteristically brilliant broadside. His book, The End of Faith is one of those books that deserves to replace the Gideon Bible in every hotel room in the land.

Articles like Harris's are valuable, not because they will change the minds of...

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God's Gift to Kansas

0 Comments | Posted May 23, 2005 | 4:00 PM

Excerpted from my article in The Times (London) May 21, 2005, "Creationism: God's gift to the ignorant":

Science feeds on mystery. As my colleague Matt Ridley has put it: “Most scientists are bored by what they have already discovered. It is ignorance that drives them on.” Science mines ignorance....

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