Does Religion Do Harm? New Evidence

by Tom W. Flynn
March 18, 2009

A new study finds that dying cancer patients who are devout are more likely to cling to life at any cost.

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2009 Templeton Award goes to physicist/philosopher for proving . . . um, what?

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 17, 2009

The Templeton Foundation awarded Bernard d'Espagnat $1.4 million for speculative musings about science and religion.

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Is Kabul the Capital of Oklahoma?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 16, 2009

Some Oklahoma legislators believe only certain views may be considered by college students. Atheism isn't on the approved list.

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Egypt and Pakistan Push UN Resolution on “Anti-Muslim” Speech

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 16, 2009

Egypt and Pakistan are moving in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would block criticism of Islam.

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A Radical View on Population

by Tom W. Flynn
March 13, 2009

Steven Kotler has the most radical take on population I've read lately. But try to find anything wrong with it.

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Afghan Court Upholds Student Journalist’s 20-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 12, 2009

The Afghan Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the "crime" of blasphemy.

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Levy Case a Psychic Failure

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 10, 2009

"Psychics" useless in Chandra Levy case

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Who’s “We,” White Man?  Or, The Media’s Mythical Majority

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 09, 2009

Lazy writers use phrases like "We are obsessed with celebrity" in news and media reports, making incorrect overgeneralizations

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American Nonbelievers are now Third behind Catholics and Baptists

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 09, 2009

The just-released 2008 American Religious Identification Survey shows that nonbelievers make up 15% of the American population.

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Pay Attention to the Cross in the Doughnut Hole

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 04, 2009

A new Supreme Court case will provide a clue to the Obama administration's views on church-state issues.

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