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Vrijzinnigheid: Secular Humanism in Belgium
Volume 39, No. 5
August / September 2019

Many life stances are present in the European Union (EU); adherents of Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, and Protestantism are widespread. There are also smaller groups of Buddhist or Hindu denominations. These stances, together with secular humanism, form a patchwork of beliefs. Religious and life-stance pluralism is therefore accepted as a major principle of the …


CFI Thinks Outside the Pox
Volume 39, No. 5
August / September 2019

In the highly politicized vaccination wars raging in the United States right now, Ethan Lindenberger is a hero. In March, as a high school senior, the Ohio teen testified before Congress about how he defied his mother’s rabid anti-vaxxer views and started getting himself vaccinated. Lindenberger came to understand that his mother’s views were simply …

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Introduction
Volume 35, No. 5
August / September 2015

I expected to be frustrated when I searched Amazon.com’s Books department on the keyword afterlife. I wasn’t disappointed. (Or should I say that I was disappointed?)


On the Origin of Afterlife Beliefs by Means of Memetic Selection
Volume 35, No. 5
August / September 2015

Modern evolutionary approaches permit far richer naturalistic explanations of the phenomenon of belief in an afterlife than the conjectures of a century and more ago.


Problems with Heaven
Volume 35, No. 5
August / September 2015

Traditional ideas about Heaven are conceptually incoherent, and that’s just the beginning of their problems.


Introduction
Volume 35, No. 5
August / September 2015

I expected to be frustrated when I searched Amazon.com’s Books department on the keyword afterlife. I wasn’t disappointed. (Or should I say that I was disappointed?)


On the Origin of Afterlife Beliefs by Means of Memetic Selection
Volume 35, No. 5
August / September 2015

Modern evolutionary approaches permit far richer naturalistic explanations of the phenomenon of belief in an afterlife than the conjectures of a century and more ago.