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Category Archives: new age
December 21, 1890 – Geneticist Hermann J. Mueller is born in New York City. He is best known for his work in identifying the the genetic effects of radiation exposure, and in educating the public on the associated dangers of … Continue reading
We discussÂ Sam Harris’s new bookÂ Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Waking UpÂ is available September 9, 2014 inÂ hardcover,Â forÂ Kindle, and as anÂ audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visitÂ SamHarris.org. To listen to this episode click here.
We interview linguist Karen Stollznow, author of God Bless America: Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United StatesÂ (available inÂ paperbackÂ and forÂ Kindle). Also check out her ebook Haunting America. Karen has spent two decades writing about a diverse array … Continue reading
We talk with Christina L. Graves, a biology student (and prebiotic chemistry researcher) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Christina walks us through the recent announcement by the J. Craig Venter Institute that they have created a self-replicating, synthetic cell. … Continue reading
Review by John C. Snider Â© 2009 When I read John Shelby Spong’s Jesus for the Non-Religious, I declared him an honorary atheist.Â Here was a retired Episcopal bishop, free of any obligation to a flock, secure in the fact … Continue reading
It’s the p-p-p-p-power of prayer! Or not. We look at several anecdotes that point toward the efficacy (or inefficacy) of intercessory prayer, including: The tragic cases of two teenage girls (one in TN, one in KY), both of whom suffered … Continue reading