Peter Thiel: his plan to build a bunker-type lodge in remote NZ was stymied.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Survival of the Richest is less about tech billionaires and their ‘bonkers’ escape plans than it is an entertaining primer on the various ills of late capitalism.
The public often assumes that scientists are atheists. The reality, however, is more complex.
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Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
CRISPR isn’t a tool to fix social problems.
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A thought experiment from Richard Dawkins’ book The Selfish Gene turned out to be a more realistic explanation for altruism than he expected.
Muslim women offer prayers.
The Muslim call to prayer has often been misconstrued. A scholar explains how Islamic prayer is the heart of Islam that allows for an intimate connection between Muslims and their Creator.
Professor Richard Dawkins next to a bus displaying an atheist message in 2009.
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Some ‘celebrity’ atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
Charles Darwin, who first advanced the theory of evolution, to the chagrin of creationists everywhere.
Rather than castigate those who deny evolution, it is more useful to consider their arguments to help science explain it better
Engaging with views we disagree with is a more effective way to serve the purposes of free speech.
Stephen Hawking thinks we need to leave the planet. Do we?
London’s media were unified against Scottish separatism in 2014. Second time around, the picture is more complicated.
For Grumpy Cat, a random internet post led to global fame and red carpet appearances.
This scientific field suggests people have been passing along memes since long before the birth of the internet. What makes one bit of culture take off, while another sinks from sight?
Amid the din of cries about a ‘ban’ and the prayer ‘causing offence’ the Lord’s prayer advert has got more media traction than it would had it been screened.
Lots of scientists see things in different ways, but that doesn’t undermine its authority.
Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.
‘When God and his Angels slept’.
The New Atheists are once again provoking controversy, this time with their comments on Gaza which has prompted divisions among those better known for presenting a united front against religion. Over the…
Sharing advances in knowledge is a universal human desire, whether you see the light or not.
A recent post by The Conversation columnist Rob Brooks, Analytic thinking erodes religious belief, is just another in a long line of articles, books and opinion pieces seeking to perpetuate the myth that…