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Richard Dawkins' Surprising 'Love For The Anglican Tradition'

www.spectator.co.uk | Douglas Murray | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

"You owe me an apology," Richard Dawkins informs me. It is a bright Oxford morning and we are sitting in his home. His wife has just made me coffee an...

Richard Dawkins Slammed For 'Mild Pedophilia' Remarks

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Richard Dawkins, one of the world's best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies ...

Does It Matter That Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief.

Virginia Heffernan: A Creationist Against the Creationists

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Nathan Schneider

She deftly manages not to dismiss, for instance, evolution or astrophysics altogether, but she doesn't find that they have as much relevance to her daily life as the Bible. To her, there is an opposition between the poetry of religion and the coldness of science, and given the choice she chooses the former.

Scientists and Scholars in the Consciousness Community Weigh in about: Who Are The Enemies of Reason?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.02.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Since the publication of a previous blog - Richard Dawkins Plays God: The Video our office has received many communications, which has started an ongo...

Open Letter to Skeptics

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Deepak Chopra

Dear Messrs. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Chris Anderson, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chopra Foundation, we are i...

The Day I Lost My Faith

Jerry DeWitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Jerry DeWitt

There was no one particular event, no one particular day when faith suddenly disappeared. Over the course of 25 years, my ever-reasoning conscious forcibly stripped blind-faith from my heart one layer at a time, until to my surprise, it was completely gone.

Richard Dawkins Plays God: The Video (Updated)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Deepak Chopra

Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that religion is the "root of all evil," which became the title of his first big television hit in the UK, broadcast in 2006. Its follow-up, in 2007, allowed me to meet him in person. He invited me to answer a few questions on camera, and I did.

The Science Delusion

Ian Williams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Books
Ian Williams

In my latest Catskill Review of Books radio program, I talk to Curtis White about his strong disagreements with the New Atheists, like Dawkins and Hit...

New Atheists, Old Tricks

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Davide Mastracci

I am an atheist because I tend to not believe in things I have no evidence for. Yet New Atheists believe scores of myths, with no evidence, about Muslims and Islam.

Is Richard Dawkins Really The World's Leading Intellectual?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Dawkins on biology is an elegant, lucid and even enchanting explicator of science. Dawkins on religion is historically uninformed, outrageously partisan and morally obtuse. If Dawkins is indeed our best, the life of the mind is in a precarious state.

Do Doctors Really Discriminate Against The Overweight?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity bias needs to be fixed. We are most likely to fix it when standing on a solid bedrock of understanding it at its origins. We can then replace the crude and obsolete survival-related imperatives bestowed to us in our genes, with the better angels of our nature.

Richard Dawkins And The Unbearable Smugness Of Tweeting

Scott Stephens | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Scott Stephens

Dawkins' views on religion are by now extremely well-known, to the point of cultural saturation thanks to the media's fixation with him. But the dogmatic assertions and withering dismissals that made Dawkins a media-darling lend themselves particularly well to the anarchic medium of Twitter, where his unjustifiable claims can shrug off any residual requirement for justification.

Pope Admits 'Serious Doubts About This Whole Organized Religion Thing,' Announces Resignation

Emmett Rensin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Emmett Rensin

After a long night reading the complete works of Christopher Hitchens, binge drinking and googling "proof for God," Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation yesterday, effective February 28th.

Has Science Explained Religion?

KidSpirit | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Although Durkheim, Dawkins, and Alper's explanations are all incomplete, together, they only cover three perspectives of approaching religion in its entirety. Finally, I ask: Will, or can, science ever explain religion?

Atheism's Bronze-Age Goat Herder Conceit

Paul Wallace | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Paul Wallace

The conceit probably originated with Kant: Way back a long time ago we weren't so hot at science. We were babies then, so in the face of an unpredictable world we clung to our religion like mama's skirt. Now we're growing up and must put away childish things: all religion must go.

The End Game: Taking The Bet Of Pascal

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Those who lack the atheists' certitude that there is no afterlife, and who have never seen, and never will see, proof of the existence of God, are the agnostics -- those who do not "presume to know." Some are tempted toward the notion that underlies the famous bet of Blaise Pascal.

Richard Dawkins Follows Prophet Muhammad's Teaching On Freedom

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Yes, whether he admits it or not, Dawkins is endorsing Prophet Muhammad's teaching. And while hell just might have frozen over, perhaps we can work together to a world of freer consciences and fewer mental abuses.

Atheist Seeks To Shake Up S.C. Succession Race

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced last week that he would step down in 2013 in order to take the reins at the conservative Heritage Foundation, immed...

Let's Stick to Facts on Evolutionary Theory

Carl Safina | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Evolution is as scientifically accepted as gravity. And while we don't quite understand how gravity works, we know a lot about how evolution works -- much more than Charles Darwin, even with all his genius, could have dreamt.

Indian Rationalist Debunks 'Miracle' Statue As Leaky Plumbing, Accused Of Blasphemy And Forced To Flee

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

What started with a mysterious trickle, ended in death threats, charges of blasphemy and pleas for asylum from Sanal Edamaruku. The noted Indian ratio...

Seeking Genetically Modified... Perspective

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If I lived in California, I would vote for Proposition 37; it makes sense to be informed. But wholesale opposition to genetic modification makes far less sense.

Handwritten Letter Expressing Albert Einstein's Atheist Beliefs Sells Online For Over 3 Million Dollars

Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Albert Einstein's "God Letter" was sold for $3,000,100 to an anonymous online bidder. According to eBay, there were only two bids on the historic d...

Censorship on Campus Is Everyone's Problem (VIDEO)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Greg Lukianoff

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Evolution, Creation, and the Faux Middle Path

Intent | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Intent

The espousal of this pseduo-middle-path-mentality -- this idea that all views are equal, and that creationist and evolutionary perspectives should be taught side by side -- is one factor contributing to the epidemic of anti-intellectualism and anti-scientific backlash that Americans are now known for.