Richard Carrier Responds to Uncommon Descent on Atheism and Suicide

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A Christian Explains Why He Lacks Certainty about Christianity

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Piece Of Jesus’ Cross Found? Archaeologists Discover ‘Holy Thing’ In Balatlar Church In Turkey

I loved this quotation of John Calvin in the article: "if all the pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load," referring specifically to the cross.LINKHT: EF … [Read more...]

Why Eben Alexander’s Account of his NDE Isn’t Credible

Hemant Mehta provides a fantastic summary of Luke Dittrich's takedown. … [Read more...]

LINK: Science Says Atheists Should Come Out of the Closet for their Own Good

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Religious Belief Systems of Persons with High Functioning Autism

Abstract:The cognitive science of religion is a new field which explains religious belief as emerging from normal cognitive processes such as inferring others' mental states, agency detection and imposing patterns on noise. This paper investigates the proposal that individual differences in belief will reflect cognitive processing styles, with high functioning autism being an extreme style that will predispose towards nonbelief (atheism and agnosticism). This view was supported by content … [Read more...]

Pro-Life Atheists

Hemant Mehta's post about pro-life atheists is a great reminder of the diversity among nontheists. While the stereotype of atheists, at least in the U.S., is that we are all liberal on a variety of issues, that isn't the case. Pro-life atheists are an example. … [Read more...]

Jerry Coyne Blogs about Three Critical Reviews of Nagel’s Book

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