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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.

Has Atheism Become A Religion?

David Lose | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

These four elements suggest that Atheists regularly demonstrate attributes usually exhibited by religious folk of all persuasions.

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.

God, We Need Atheists

Frank Fredericks | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

If we Christians challenge ourselves to treat our atheist brothers and sisters as equitable members of our communities, will atheists recognize the value of faith to those who believe?

Rationality And Irrationality In Believers And Atheists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Science has much to say about spirituality, and vice versa. They aren't enemies or natural opposites.

Atheism's Odd Relationship With Morality

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The reason that I can agree with many of the moral assertions that these atheists make is because they are not truly outgrowths of their purported philosophies, but rather of mine.

Is New Atheism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Defining "religion" is notoriously difficult. Roman Catholicism is clearly a religion. But what about Quakerism? And if you include the Quakers, then what about the Rotarians and the Free Masons?

Darwinism And The Problem Of Evil

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

I am not sure that the problem of evil can be solved. I am with the chap in the Brothers Karamazov who said that even if everything is good in the end, the cost is not worth it.

A Reasonable Argument For God's Existence

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

I posit to you that all the evidence points, in an obvious and inextricable way, to a supernatural explanation for the origin of life -- a perfectly reasonable position.

What Is The History Of Modern Atheism?

Christian Science Monitor | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

When the priest asks him why, with his days numbered, he still has not turned to God, Meursault, the death row inmate in Albert Camus's "L'Étranger,"...

What's So New About The New Atheism?

Paul Pardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

The general consensus on the part of professional philosophers on all sides of the question is that the popular arguments being made by new atheists are not all that new.