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Have Christians Accepted the Scientific Conclusion That God Does Not Answer Intercessory Prayer?
Volume 39, No. 1
December / January 2019

In 1982, a young cardiologist at the San Francisco General Medical Center named Randolph Byrd had a brilliant insight that would motivate several important investigations of prayer during the following two decades. He realized that the standard research paradigm known as the double-blind randomized clinical trial could be used to test the efficacy of intercessory …


Medical Advice of the Stars
Volume 39, No. 1
December / January 2019

It’s a funny thing that many people take amateur medical (or “wellness”) advice seriously if it comes from a shiny blonde movie star with a pleasing smile. The public doesn’t flock to buy health products promoted by car mechanics or dog groomers, but people who read lines in front of a camera—now that’s a whole …

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The Rise of Global Fundamentalism: Are Humanists Really ‘Winning’?
Volume 35, No. 1
December / January 2015

To understand the distressing growth of conservative Christianity and Islam, we must understand the history and cultural dynamics of the so-called “wretched of the earth.”

In Defense of Scientism
Volume 35, No. 1
December / January 2015

Adherence to scientism has been repaying handsomely, economically as well as culturally, whereas betting on anti-scientistic dogmas threatens the growth of knowledge.

Honest Atheism
Volume 35, No. 1
December / January 2015

Honest atheism is not tragic, but for some it’s genuinely frightening. The answer is more honesty.

The Rise of Global Fundamentalism: Are Humanists Really ‘Winning’?
Volume 35, No. 1
December / January 2015

To understand the distressing growth of conservative Christianity and Islam, we must understand the history and cultural dynamics of the so-called “wretched of the earth.”

In Defense of Scientism
Volume 35, No. 1
December / January 2015

Adherence to scientism has been repaying handsomely, economically as well as culturally, whereas betting on anti-scientistic dogmas threatens the growth of knowledge.