Interview with Professor Steven Pinker – Johnstone Family Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen In a prior job at Conatus News in the United Kingdom, I conducted an interview with the prominent and respected author and philosopher of science, Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who agreed to the interview and made some thoughtful comments about the idea of the “conatus” or … Continue reading

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 2-Sep-2017 to 8-Sep-2017.

Pew still doesn’t understand the nones

Back in 2015, Pew Research Center released a massive report giving extensive projections on the growth of religions across the world between 2010 and 2050. Among the headline findings was that the Nones – those not part of any religion – would decline as a proportion of the global population … Continue reading

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 31-Dec-2016 to 6-Jan-2017.

CBC News laments the decline of religion in Canada

On Wednesday’s The National, CBC reporter Chris Brown presented a report titled “Are we Godless?” Did it miss the point? Well, obviously; I kinda gave the answer away when I said it was a CBC report. This isn’t the first time CBC has done a report wondering why Canadians are … Continue reading

New WIN/GIA survey is one of the very few to separate “nones” and atheists

Isn’t it funny how when it rains, it usually pours? After a drought in the statistics/demographics news of interest to Canadian nonbelievers, three reports get released in the space of a couple weeks. The first was the Angus Reid survey on Faith in Canada. The second was the massive Pew … Continue reading

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