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Thursday, March 1 2012

Exceptional Claims: Principle, Personality and Christopher Hitchens

The late Christopher Hitchens helped define the character and popular perception of Atheism for this generation. But for the self-styled contrarian, where did principle end and personality begin?


Thursday, September 1 2011

Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.


Tuesday, April 19 2011

Wonders of the Universe: Music to Watch Stars By

The key to the success of pop-star turned physicist Professor Brian Cox's shows is in their titles: Wonder. Each episode is replete with stunning nature photography shot in some of the grandest locations on Earth.


Thursday, August 27 2009

The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

Promoted as a rebuttal to modern atheist thinkers, notably Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris, this doesn't feel like a cynical cash-in on a recent publishing phenomenon.


Tuesday, August 4 2009

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

In Wright's view, biological evolution is an engine for the development of higher intelligence, which contrasts with the more traditional, scientific view that higher intelligence is merely a lucky break in a chaotic and complicated process.


Thursday, June 12 2008

The Family by Jeff Sharlet

What if the American fundamentalists' power and influence became such that they helped destabilize the New Deal, played key roles in anti-Communist foreign policy during the Cold War, and supported numerous bloodthirsty dictators?


Monday, May 14 2007

Hot Topic: Atheism


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