Christopher Silver has developed a six-type categorization of atheists and agnostics… and atheist/agnostics.
It is possible, even from the great distance of Maine, to hear the DC press corps exhale with a collective “OMiGod” at the remarkably ignorant declaration of Republican Congressman Trent Franks, who
To no small degree, the United States of America rose in prominence because of innovation, and to no small degree that innovation has been funded through research funded directly by the federal government and indirectly through its support of higher education. In economist Edwin Mansfield’s
Every time someone takes home one of our liberal sweat-free made in the USA shirts, we set aside a dollar to donate to a good political cause within the United States. This month, our donation goes to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Conservative
This morning, I started to research Barack Obama’s nominees to watchdog civil liberties through the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and what I found about nominee Rachel Brand wasn’t pretty. As one of the members of the Bush administration in the Justice Department specializing
You may recall that a few years ago, there was a certain degree of excitement in some religious circles over the imminent publication of research findings regarding the effect of “intercessory prayer” (prayer at a distance) on health. The God Hypothesis, popular in a number
If Obama is seeking to create a base of political support using America’s churches, institutions that he used as campaign tools in 2008, then he can solidify that base by acting in support of torture.
These results discredit the notion that some religious preachers put forward that “atheism” is really some kind of religion.
That 176 million dollars being spent on abstinence-only education could be spent much better in other places – such as the proposed research into the problem of ocean acidification.
Take the 200 million tax dollars spent on ineffective abstinence-only education, and reinvest it in comprehensive sex education programs that will encourage teenagers to use birth control when they do have sex, and our economy will benefit significantly from reduced levels of teenage pregnancy and parenthood.