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8-7-09 Religious Identity: States Differ Widely
Religious Identity: States Differ Widely
Catholics most prevalent in East, while other Christians are concentrated in the South.
2-13-09 The God issue: We are all born believers
The God issue: We are all born believers
Drawing upon research in developmental psychology, cognitive anthropology and particularly the cognitive science of religion, I argue that religion comes nearly as naturally to us as language. The vast majority of humans are "born believers", naturally inclined to find religious claims and explanations.
2-4-09 Born believers: How your brain creates God
Born believers: How your brain creates God
WHILE many institutions collapsed during the Great Depression that began in 1929, one kind did rather well. During this leanest of times, the strictest, most authoritarian churches saw a surge in attendance.
4-7-08 The First Holy War. The truth about the epic clash between east and west.
The First Holy War. The truth about the epic clash between east and west.
Christian soldiers. From their beginnings in 1095, the Crusades inspired more passion than anyone expected. The First Crusade was preceded by droughts and famine and heralded by meteor showers. The idea of an expedition to reclaim Jerusalem from the unbelievers seized the imagination of people from all social classes.
12-12-07 The best of science, the worst of creationism
The best of science, the worst of creationism
In 2000, a popular school textbook called Biology reluctantly dropped it's prime example of evolution in action - industrial melanism in the peppered moth. Nothing in evolutionary biology had forced the change. The decision was entirely political,made in response to creationist attacks.
12-8-07 "A New American Holy War"
"A New American Holy War"
The speech was written, the stagecraft set. Last Wednesday evening, about 12 hours before he was to speak on faith and public life as the guest of George H.W. Bush in College Station, Texas, Mitt Romney was musing aloud about the task before him.
11-21-07 Sunday School for Atheists
Sunday School for Atheists
On Sunday mornings, most parents who don't believe in the Christian God, or any god at all, are probably making brunch or cheering at their kids' soccer game, or running errands or, with luck, sleeping in. Without religion, there's no need for church, right?
11-19-07 The Authenticity Test
The Authenticity Test
Just 40% of Americans go to church weekly, but 70% want a president with strong religious faith.
10-1-07 One Universe, Under God
One Universe, Under God
Creationism battles for the hearts and minds of America's teachers.
9-15-07 Can God Love Darwin, Too?
Can God Love Darwin, Too?
There may be some battlefields where the gospel's "blessed are the peacemakers" holds true. But despite the work of a growing number of scholars and millions of dollars in foundation funding to find harmony between science and faith, evolution still isn't one of them.
8-25-07 Atheism à la carte
Atheism à la carte
Rational arguments, not emotional lobbying, are the best way to sell atheism in America, says Lawrence Krauss.
3-16-05 Genes contribute to religious inclination
Genes contribute to religious inclination
Genes may help determine how religious a person is, suggests a new study of US twins. And the effects of a religious upbringing may fade with time.
11-1-04 Was Darwin Wrong?
Was Darwin Wrong?
No! The evidence for evolution is overwhelming.
10-13-04 How homosexuality is 'inherited'
How homosexuality is 'inherited'
Scientists say they have shown how male homosexuality could be passed from generation to generation.
12-16-00 The Real-Life Basis for Noah's Flood
The Real-Life Basis for Noah's Flood
In their book Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998), Walter Pitman and William Ryan detail the overwhelming evidence that the Old Testament story of Noah and the Great Flood (Genesis 6:9-9:17) was actually based on a real-life event, a cataclysmic flood that took place approximately 7,600 years ago, in 5,600 b.c.
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15 Atheism & Humanism News Articles from 2009-2000