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April/May 2017

Volume 37 Number 3

Issues in Technology and Ethics

David Koepsell

A Dangerous Master
Wendell Wallach

The Moral and Political Dangers of Autonomous Weapons
Ryan Jenkins

Nanotech: New Legal and Moral Challenges*
David Koepsell

ONLINE BONUS: The Morality of Risk: A Primer*
David Koepsell

Autopia: The Robot Car of Tomorrow May Just Be Programmed to Hit You
Patrick Lin

Enhancing Virtues: Fairness
James J. Hughes

Is the Unthinkable the New Acceptable?
Peter Boghossian and James A. Lindsay

The Brain Science of Political Deception and the 2016 Election
Gleb Tsipursky


Join Our Tribe*
Robyn E. Blumner


Celebrating the Post-Truth World*
Shadia B. Drury

Panic and Emptiness
Ophelia Benson

Keep Dissent Nonviolent
Russell Blackford

We Need to Say “No!”
Greta Christina

Toward a Rational Muslim Immigration Policy*
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Doomed to Repeat?
Janet L. Factor

Many Struggles Won Religious Freedom
James A. Haught


George Albert Wells, 1926–2017

Nat Hentoff, 1925–2017


35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry



Doerr's Way
Betsy DeVos and Blaming Blaine
Edd Doerr

God on Trial
Why Does God Have to Be Worshipped?
Sheldon F. Gottlieb


Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation,
by Leigh Eric Schmidt
Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe,
by Tom Krattenmaker
Reviewed by Robert M. Price


Neversend post to my everlasting salvation
by Robin Lee Jordan