Archive for ‘Rationalism’

June 3, 2019

The True Religion & The Old Fry Cook

The fry cook was old. He had been around since Noah was a sailor. He was a man of un-muzzled thoughts, and one day he asked the smoke-choked clientele this […]

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February 16, 2019

Sam Harris, the new atheist with a spiritual side

The neuroscientist – and longtime exponent of meditation – talks about his new app and why he is definitely not an Islamophobe

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February 16, 2019

Can a Christian be Moral ?

Can a Christian be moral?  That question must sound absurd to a Christian, but the same absurd question is posed to atheists, often by Christians:  Can an […]

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August 17, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

The 2006 Humanist of the Year doesn’t need rose-colored glasses to see what’s clear about humanity’s progress. STEVEN PINKER is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, popular science author, and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has been recognized by a number of prestigious academic bodies, including the National Academy […]

Source: Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

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October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

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September 1, 2017

A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

How can we nudge religion in the direction of liberalism and inclusiveness? It begins with the ability to communicate so that your ideological opponents will listen to you.

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January 27, 2017

Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

Source: Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

January 1, 2017

Intellectual Honesty – The Coffeelicious – Medium

A Field Guide to One of the Most Important Traits You Can Have

Source: Intellectual Honesty – The Coffeelicious – Medium

January 1, 2017

11 of the biggest scientific milestones from 2016 that are worth celebrating | Irish Examiner

When it comes to scientific achievements, 2016 has certainly been one worth celebrating.

Source: 11 of the biggest scientific milestones from 2016 that are worth celebrating | Irish Examiner