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Jun
04
2018

Nocturne: Riffs


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 4
By Patty Seyburn
Poem Nocturne: Riffs Patty Seyburn Each night at midnight, a northern wind finds the bedroom window and strikes the harp’s strings to awaken King David. He calls God, “midnight.” Chopin wrote 21 of them. Ignace Leybach remembered only for his fifth. Faure, Scriabin, Satie, Poulenc. Debussy. Shostakovich. Mendelssohn. Have a...

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Jun
04
2018

Midnight Mass


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 4
By George Kalogeris
Poem Midnight Mass George Kalogeris Even before the Easter candles were lit, Illuminating the grainy lines of their faces There in the darkened church, I knew how tired And weighted down those immigrant laborers were, And just by hearing the creak of their crowded pews. At stroke of midnight, when...

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May
14
2018

Dresden’s Ingersoll Museum Opens Memorial Day Weekend for 25th Consecutive Season


Dresden’s Ingersoll Museum Opens Memorial Day Weekend for 25th Consecutive SeasonFor Immediate Release: May 14, 2018Contact: Paul Fidalgo, Communications Directorpress@centerforinquiry.net - 207-358-9785Original Birthplace of “The Great Agnostic” Honors Nineteenth Century’s Famous Orator This Memorial Day weekend the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum in Dresden opens for its 25th anniversary season....

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Apr
03
2018

Deconstructing Religion: Introduction


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Tom Flynn
The best path forward for humankind involves consigning as much of our religious heritage as possible to history’s proverbial dustbin.

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Apr
03
2018

Features of Religions as Cognitive By-Products


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Robert N. McCauley
In a quarter century, cognitive science has revolutionized our understanding of religion.

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Apr
03
2018

The Story of a Creature with Peculiar Habits


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Armin W. Geertz
The roots of religious behavior may lie deeper than many cognitive scholars of religion think.

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Apr
03
2018

Reinvigorating the Comparative, Cooperative Ethnographic Sciences of Religion


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Benjamin Grant Purzycki and Joseph Watts
The greatest challenge in advancing the social science of religion may lie in better organizing the social scientists.

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Apr
03
2018

Atheists: The Puppy Kicking, Chicken ‘Loving,’ Serial Killing Cannibals Next Door?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Sarah R. Schiavone and Will M. Gervais
Prejudice against atheists is real. It’s global. And it’s worse than you think.

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Apr
03
2018

The Meaning and Legacy of Humanism: A Sharp Challenge from a Potential Ally


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Yuval Noah Harari and A. P. Norman
Humanist philosopher Andy Norman challenges superstar intellectual Yuval Noah Harari about the meaning of humanism.

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Apr
03
2018

Stretching Gods


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 38 issue 3
By Tony Pasquarello
Traditional religions and their deities cannot be stretched to accommodate contemporary scientific cosmology.

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