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Paul Kurtz Gives an Answer to This Question: Is There Such a Thing as an Atheist Fundamentalist?

Curiously, in the most recent dead tree edition of Free Inquiry (Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010), the 84 year old Paul Kurtz, the kindly rational father of Prometheus Books and the Center for Inquiry in Buffalo, doesn’t exactly say no to the … Continue reading

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You Break It, You Own It: Whence the Future of Eugenics Research?

God’s a delusion (Dawkins). Religion poisons everything (Hitchens). So let’s have the end of faith (Harris)! Okay. You’ve got your wish. Let’s imagine that the New Atheists have won. The world is our big and collective secular oyster to do whatever we want … Continue reading

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Some Heterodox Free Thought History Learned From an Old Book’s Dust Jacket: Before There Was Paul Kurtz and His “Prometheus Books,” There Was Charles Watts and His “Watts and Company”

Rather fascinated by a free thought classic, Christian Hell from the First to the Twentieth Century, published in 1913 by Watts & Company, and written by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, I went in search of other writings by the same author and found a … Continue reading

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Atheist Dittoheads?: Camouflage, PZ Myers, Rush Limbaugh, and the Corruption of Public Discourse

  I’d like to offer the above old drawing of Native Americans hunting deer as a kind of parable for the PZ Myers Catholic host stealing incident, and for thinking about the corrosive effect of camoflauge on human relations and discourse. There are many … Continue reading

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