By James Haught Evolution is astounding. The mind boggles to realize that natural selection — driven by weak hydrogen bonds that let the long DNA molecule unzip and replicate itself — could produce the planet’s incredible array of millions of living species, including humans. It’s almost unbelievable. How could such amazing diversity come from a self-replicating molecule? How can… Read more »
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 20-Nov-2021 to 26-Nov-2021. This week’s items [20-Nov-2021] The Gift of Uncertainty I keep a close eye on religious demographics in Canada, and I think it’s pretty common knowledge now that religious affiliation is dropping dramatically… but particularly that younger Canadians have the lowest religious affiliation of all. It’s… Read more »
By James Haught Among sleazy occupations, is anything worse than big-money evangelists with their private jets, garish diamonds, piled-up hairdos and $5,000 suits? A new book, to be released April 27, is PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities. It exposes TV pastors “who get rich off of preaching about Jesus.”… Read more »
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 13-Nov-2021 to 19-Nov-2021.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Bob Jones University and uncovering historical moments in religious fundamentalism encroachments into political spheres, where things begin decades prior. *Interview conducted September 13, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The topic today is going to be about hidden… Read more »
By James Haught Human civilization has staggered and lunged through many phases and sub-phases, some overlapping: Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age Hunter-gatherers Early agriculture Kings and empires City-states Widespread slavery Early science in Ancient Greece Dark Ages The Age of Faith Renaissance Seafaring and exploration Enlightenment Democracy Colonialism Perpetual warfare Aviation Age Industrial Revolution… Read more »