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Oct
05
1999

Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in the Social-Scientific Thought


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 4
By John Novak
REVIEWS Responsible Social Thinking John Novak Leaving the Cave: Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-Scientific Thought, by Pat Duffy Hutcheon (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press 1998, ISBN 0889202796) xvi + 504 pp., paper $29.95. For many of our ancestors, caves provided protection from often cold and cruel elements of nature....

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Oct
05
1999

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 4
By Tom Flynn
REVIEWS But They Do Overlap Tom Flynn Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, by Stephen Jay Gould (New York: Ballantine Publishing Group, ISBN 0-345-43009-3), 222 pp., cloth $18.95. “Faith and knowledge are totally different things,” wrote Schopenhauer, “which for their mutual benefit have to be...

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Aug
31
1999

Secular World


By Religion to Mix with Science in Idaho School District
Secular World The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 3. Religion to Mix with Science in Idaho School District by Gary L. Bennett This spring the New Plymouth (Idaho) School Board voted unanimously to take its science classes back to the time of ancient Babylon,...

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Aug
31
1999

Christian Apologies Empty and Hollow


By J. E. Hill
Christian Apologies Empty and Hollow by J. E. HillThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 3. The new trend in Christian religiousness seems to be the apology. The Reconciliation Walk 1 and others seeking atonement for the past actions of their church think all they...

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Aug
31
1999

Decision for Boy Scouts Setback for Humanists


By Margaret Downey
Decision for Boy Scouts Setback for Humanists by Margaret DowneyThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 3. Seven years ago I filed a discrimination complaint against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). After a thorough investigation, the PHRC's...

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Jun
30
1999

Sidelines, Vol. 19, No. 3


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By various
FREE INQUIRY SIDELINES   Farrakhan Becoming Immortal Norm Allen Due to fears brought about by reports of Louis Farrakhan's poor health, it is highly probable that the Nation of Islam is preparing the minister for immortality. Old NOI leaders never die. They just fade away-to the Mother Plane. According to...

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Jun
30
1999

What Americans Really Believe


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By George Bishop
So pervasive has the impression of this religiosity in our society become that various scholars and folk psychologists have theorized there may be an evolutionary biological basis for religious belief.

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Jun
30
1999

Holy Pornography


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By review by Amanda Chesworth
Akerley, with a light sprinkle of speculation, uncovers a Bible that deserves a place in the erotica section of all bookstores.

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Jun
30
1999

Frontlines, Vol. 19, No. 3


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By Tom Flynn
FREE INQUIRY FRONTLINES States Ponder Religious Liberty Bills Tom Flynn State "religious liberty" bills that unduly privilege religion are being considered in ten state legislatures. But similar measures have died in four others. An emerging pattern suggests these initially popular bills may face a bleak future. The state measures go...

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Jun
30
1999

The Biological Roots of Religion


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By Morton Hunt
Biological roots of religion are even deeper than, and predate, language...

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