About One in Five Canadians are Young Earth Creationists

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) reported on the state of belief in evolution and creationism in Canada. The report comes from 2008. However, beliefs in a general population probably do not change that rapidly in even a decade. According to the NCSE, about 3/5ths of the population … Continue reading

More on the Meaning of Backlash Movements with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Faisal Saeed Al Mutar founded the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Ideas Beyond Borders. He is an Iraqi refugee, satirist, and human rights activist. He is also a columnist for Free Inquiry. Here, we continue to talk about the meaning of backlash movements. Jacobsen: So, before, we talked … Continue reading

In Conversation with Professor Sarah Wilkins-LaFlamme on Secularism, Religion, and Atheism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobson: Let’s start as James Lipton says, to begin at the beginning. Sarah Wilkins LaFlamme: Oh boy. Jacobsen: What was a family background regarding major variables such as geography, culture, language, and religion if any? LaFlamme: So, I’m originally from the Pontiac region of Quebec, … Continue reading

This Week in Religion 2018-03-11

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “VANCOUVER — Jaspreet Bal was eating lunch with friends in rural Ontario when she says a “kind, well-intentioned” white man approached them to chat. He asked about her background, and she replied she was Sikh. “Oh yeah, Air India,” he said, recognition flashing in his eyes. Bal … Continue reading

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