Category Archives: atheism

Accomodationism for the Greater Good?

Over at DiscoverMagazine.com, Chris Mooney takes issue with this blog post by Jerry Coyne on what Coyne calls “accomodationism” of religion in stances by the National Academy of Science and the National Center for Science Education, two leading scientific organizations … Continue reading

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CNN: Atheist soldier sues Army for ‘unconstitutional’ discrimination

Atheist soldier sues Army for ‘unconstitutional’ discrimination – CNN.com A soldier handing out coins with Christian messages written in Arabic… another soldier using the Quran for target practice… atheist soldiers being discriminated against… I can’t imagine why Muslims would have … Continue reading

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Wisconsin girl dies after parents pick prayer over medicine

My favorite illustration of confirmation bias is Nicholas Taleb’s retelling of a tale by Cicero in his book The Black Swan: One Diagoras, a nonbeliever in the gods, was shown painted tablets bearing the portraits of some worshippers who prayed, … Continue reading

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