July 10, 2020

After a narrow escape, Rae is forced to turn to a mortal enemy for help. Read more

July 8, 2020

Americans are the unhappiest we’ve ever been. Is it a surrender to despair or a foretaste of change brewing? Read more

July 6, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the 21st segment of a series on renowned skeptics throughout history. These profiles are drawn from 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People With the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. Arguably, Albert Einstein was the greatest scientist who ever lived. He singlehandedly transformed humanity’s grasp of reality and the universe. As a quiet clerk in the Swiss patent office, with no instrument but his mind, he pondered riddles of physics and conceived astonishing answers…. Read more

July 3, 2020

When it seems she has nothing left to lose, Rae learns the identity of the hidden enemy who’s been shadowing her. Read more

July 1, 2020

Conservative churches aren’t immune from the steepening decline of religion in the Western world. Read more

June 29, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the twentieth segment of a series on renowned skeptics throughout history. These profiles are drawn from 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People With the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. One of the twentieth century’s most brilliant thinkers and writers, the iconoclastic Bertrand Russell wrought changes in many fields, from mathematicsand philosophy to social protest, freethought, and sexual morality. Russell was born into a titled English family and educated at Cambridge University, where he… Read more

June 26, 2020

Rae loses what she cares about most. Read more

June 24, 2020

A big, consequential ruling for LGBTQ rights from a court stacked with conservatives. Read more

June 22, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the nineteenth segment of a series on renowned skeptics throughout history. These profiles are drawn from 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People With the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. Sigmund Freud, the great Viennese explorer of the mind, is recognized worldwide as the chief founder of modern psychiatry. His explanation of childhood sexual urges and the Oedipus complex, of the action of repressed thoughts in the subconscious, of wish-fulfillment in dreams, and of… Read more

June 19, 2020

Senator Stern takes a stand at the worst possible time. Read more

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