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Michael Ruse laments New Atheist meddling in his once cozy relationship with the Templeton Foundation

In the Nation’s recent profile of the Templeton Foundation, I notice that A.C. Grayling and Michael Ruse are quoted. Here’s the relevant passage: A.C. Grayling, a British philosopher and former columnist for New Scientist magazine . . . accuses the foundation … Continue reading

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the Secular and Humanist West

As a thoroughly secular (and unrepentent) humanist, I nevertheless feel that there is some truth in what Alexander Solzhenitsyn had to say about humanism and the Enlightenment. Below are excerpts from a speech that Solzhenitsyn gave at Harvard in 1978. The … Continue reading

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Stuart Kauffman on Poetry vs. Science and the Possibilities for Atheist Spirituality

Atheist spirituality? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Below is biologist and complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman speaking to the Centre for Inquiry in Ontario. In the talk, Kauffman is laying out some of the arguments that he makes in his book Reinventing the Sacred … Continue reading

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“The Future Has Been Shown to Me to the Year 2037”: Jeane Dixon and the Marketing of Miracle, Mystery, and Authority

This is the back cover of a 1973 book by Jeane Dixon, a self-proclaimed psychic, prophet, and astrologer who died in 1997. When her popularity was at its height in the 1960s and 70s, her books sold in the millions … Continue reading

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