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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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Atheism Is Scary Because It Reminds People of Death
Volume 36, No. 4
June / July 2016

“. . . People are now more likely than ever to bypass religion altogether and to look toward popular culture for guidance.”


Inevitable Death
Volume 36, No. 4
June / July 2016

Not only is death inevitable, life wouldn’t be possible without it.


The Future of Death
Volume 36, No. 4
June / July 2016

A year working in a mortuary reshapes one atheist’s understanding of death.


Atheism Is Scary Because It Reminds People of Death
Volume 36, No. 4
June / July 2016

“. . . People are now more likely than ever to bypass religion altogether and to look toward popular culture for guidance.”


Inevitable Death
Volume 36, No. 4
June / July 2016

Not only is death inevitable, life wouldn’t be possible without it.