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A Stark, Soulless, Inhuman Edifice

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 22, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

Before I was "executive producer" (cough cough) of Point of Inquiry, I was its biggest fan. I still am, so I'm doubly excited that Spotify picked Point of Inquiry as one of the few podcasts for the launch of its brand new podcast streaming offerings. See our announcement/brag here, and read me gushing about the show. Congrats, guys.

You wanna help CFI become an even more powerful and unstoppable force online? Maybe apply for this web content job.

First of all, I had no idea Bob Gates was now head of the Boy Scouts, but that's on me. Second of all, he just said he wants to reverse the ban on gay leaders.  

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The Brutalist Style in Academia

by David R. Koepsell
May 21, 2015

Like the Brutalist style in architecture that dominated some campuses in the 1970s, there is a growing trend in academia that is alienating, cold, inhuman, and ugly. This harms science and disuades good scholars from entering the field, or achieving what they might once they are in it.

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19th Century Misunderstandings

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 21, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

Hey look! It's our own Michael De Dora on a religious freedom panel at the Newseum!

Transhumanist philosopher Zoltan Istvan is running for president, which spurs me to write about some of my own concerns about transhumanism

Philip Ball at Nautilus looks at the often-troublesome human equation in the practice of science

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Books are Pointy

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 20, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

Big news in Oregon, as the state's House of Representatives easily passes a CFI-backed Secular Celebrant bill! In Ohio, meanwhile, while we still don't have a Secular Celebrant law passed, this can still happen

Articles from the new Free Inquiry issue on the population crisis are now posted and available for all to read. There's some sobering stuff there. 

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