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Why Climate Change Is an Irrelevance, Economic Growth Is a Myth, and Sustainability Is Forty Years Too Late
Volume 40, No. 4
June / July 2020

As someone who has been exploring the world’s most isolated wilderness regions for nearly half a century, I have some insight into the state of the planet and the human race’s current environmental befuddlement. I’ve watched the condition of the earth plummet before my eyes within my own lifespan, to the extent that I no …


Toward a More Democratic Atheism
Volume 40, No. 4
June / July 2020

The iconoclastic Christopher Hitchens can be seen anytime on YouTube wryly advocating the teaching of religion in public schools: “I know of no other way to ensure a constant supply of atheists!” I laughed too, but he seemed unaware of how easily he could overshoot the mark on this one. Years ago, as a journalism …

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American Secular Identity, Twenty-First-Century Style:  Secular College Students in 2013
Volume 34, No. 4
June / July 2014

“. . . There has been a significant generational shift away from religion and theism.”

We’ve Come This Far—in Spite of Faith
Volume 34, No. 4
June / July 2014

Debunking the Myth of Civil Rights as a Church Movement

Bully’s Justice
Volume 34, No. 4
June / July 2014

“. . . The Sherrill decision was based in part on the Doctrine of Discovery, one of the rare principles of American law that came not from English common law or from the pen of some Enlightenment philosopher but rather from the Vatican.”

American Secular Identity, Twenty-First-Century Style:  Secular College Students in 2013
Volume 34, No. 4
June / July 2014

“. . . There has been a significant generational shift away from religion and theism.”

We’ve Come This Far—in Spite of Faith
Volume 34, No. 4
June / July 2014

Debunking the Myth of Civil Rights as a Church Movement