March 6, 2020

A strange new plague strikes New York City, and Rae’s friends suffer another brutal blow. Read more

March 4, 2020

A deadly new disease is spreading, and it’s come when we’re least prepared to handle it. The world has been gripped by fear of the highly contagious new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that emerged in China late last year and quickly jumped national borders, spreading faster than all efforts to contain it. There have been outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, Iran and now the U.S. Tens of thousands have been infected, hundreds have died, and from all indications, the virus has only… Read more

March 2, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the third 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. Of course, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a Christian. It was a crime to be otherwise, in a time when church attendance was enforced by law. But whether he believed the supernatural dogmas remains a topic of debate. Although there are few records of his… Read more

February 28, 2020

Rae and her friends debate capitalism versus communism and where individual choice plays into utopian philosophies. Read more

February 26, 2020

The Center for Inquiry doesn’t like to be told that they’re failing at inclusivity. Read more

February 24, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the second 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. The Renaissance – three centuries of reawakening, from around 1300 to 1600 – is commonly acknowledged as the European epoch when the oppressive Age of Faith began losing ground to humanism and the desire to improve people’s earthly lives. Yet religious torture and killing… Read more

February 22, 2020

I somehow missed that one of my favorite groups released a new album – over a year ago! I’ve been seriously out of the loop: Read more

February 21, 2020

Rae and her friends debate whether violence is the path to a better world. Read more

February 19, 2020

Like other isolated-by-choice sects, the Amish have tried to shut the world out, and that secrecy has allowed awful evil to flourish among them. Read more

February 17, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the first 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. Today, in much of the Muslim world, a writer who casts doubt on heaven and holy men is likely to be jailed or targeted by a religious death decree. Yet nine hundred years ago, a brilliant Persian scientist dared to voice eloquent agnosticism in… Read more

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