A poem from the August/September 2015 issue of Free Inquiry.
In Praise of Statistics
Modern statistics could not have taken shape without the prior discovery of evolution, which helped legitimize and secularize randomness.
Watching Intelligent Design
How does that creationist parable go—when one finds a watch, one assumes a watchmaker? Actually, Japanese-designed robots built by other robots might be more typical watchmakers today, but watches are a product of intelligent design and are often used as an example of such by creationists in their beloved—and deeply misleading—analogy. In fact, watches are …
Attitudes of Educated Orthodox Jews Toward Science; a survey
The Branches of Orthodox Judaism Non-Jews, and even most Jews, use the term Jew to denote ethnicity, not religion. An ethnic Jew can thus have no religious orientation or can even practice Buddhism or Wicca. Leaving aside “cultural Jews,” who practice no discernible religion, almost 90 percent of organized Jewish religion falls under the Reform …