Interview with Professor Jesse M. Smith – Assistant Professor, Sociology, Western Michigan University & Co-Editor, Secularism and Nonreligion

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Jesse M. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University, and a Co-Editor of Secularism and Nonreligion. Here we talk about religion, secularism, and academic research. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start from the top. What is family and personal background? Professor Jesse … Continue reading

Religious human sacrifice may have created the 1%

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In a strange case of synchronicity, two curiously related news stories have been making the rounds the last week. One is the story of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11.5 million documents – 2.6 terabytes – from the law firm Mossack Fonseca that details evidence of how the ultra … Continue reading

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