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Rationality

Why Are Some People Atheists?

New Scientist | Lois Lee and Stephen Bullivant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

If religion comes so naturally to us, why are so many people, especially in western Europe, apparently resistant to it? New Scientist calls for scient...

Saving Christmas From the Economists

Neil K. Shenai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil K. Shenai

There is no reason to believe that Christmas is any less worthwhile on an economic basis than a religious, familial, or societal one.

Gay Rights and the Natural Law Farce

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Yes Robert George, reason plays a role in deciding natural rights. But if we're going to use reason, let's use real reason, and not lean on our ivy-league credentials to pass off homophobia as genuine rationality.

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

All too often, however, spirituality reinforces rather than transcends conventional limits, boundaries, and notions of the ego. Sandwiched in between manicures and lunch dates, the quickie yoga class becomes just another way to augment and reinforce the self.