This week, NPR’s Scott Simon spoke with evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins about religion, terrorism, and
The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.
I concur with the New York Times editorialists who, among others, declared President Obama’s speech in Dallas this week a
In contrast, perceived atheist endorsement of other values such as fairness, loyalty, respect for authority and sanctity
-fin Perhaps no topic better illustrates the enormous gap between knowledge and ignorance, and its profound importance to
With knighthood comes responsibility, and Sir Patrick Bateson takes the honor seriously. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 for his service to biology and continues to serve by advancing public understanding of science, by bringing people together, educating.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm done with Richard Dawkins. As a teenager, the brilliant scientist was among the first to break through my bubble of petty fundamentalism and push me to think critically about the superstitions that envelope our cultures. I miss that guy and have no idea where he went.
Meanwhile, atheists and humanists of color have been going against the white grain to address issues that much of organized