Category Archives: new age

December 21 in freethought history…

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

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Podcast #210 – Waking Up

We discuss Sam Harris’s new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit To listen to this episode click here.

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Podcast #187 – Karen Stollznow (God Bless America)

We interview linguist Karen Stollznow, author of God Bless America: Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States (available in paperback and for Kindle). Also check out her ebook Haunting America. Karen has spent two decades writing about a diverse array … Continue reading

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Podcast #91 – IT’S ALIVE

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

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Eternal Life: A New Vision

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 When I read John Shelby Spong’s Jesus for the Non-Religious, I declared him an honorary atheist.  Here was a retired Episcopal bishop, free of any obligation to a flock, secure in the fact … Continue reading

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Podcast #63 – Efficacy of Prayer

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

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Intelligence Without Design: A Third Way?

by John C. Snider © 2009 We’re all familiar with the debate: either the universe was created by an intelligent creator, or it’s the result of natural forces and random happenstance, with no purpose or direction except that which we … Continue reading

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