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Telling and Selling the Overpopulation Issue: Why Climate Change Gets So Much More Attention
Volume 40, No. 1
December 2019 / January 2020

Search the literature; read the news; comb the mission statements and recommendations of various environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and it will become obvious how climate change utterly dominates public discourse, leaving the overpopulation issue behind. The average global per-person carbon footprint is 4.9 metric tons per year, according to the Global Footprint Network. Multiplied by …


In Bladensburg Cross Case, New Justices Help Set a New Course: Backward
Volume 40, No. 1
December 2019 / January 2020

It’s funny how a group of smart fourteen- and fifteen-year-olds using logic and cogent argument can one-up today’s U.S. Supreme Court. It happened in an Advanced Placement U.S. Government class at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. According to the Washington Post, teacher Tessa Guarracino assigned the Bladensburg Cross case as a moot-court …

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No God, Know Peace: Introduction
Volume 34, No. 2
February / March 2014

In the April/May 2013 issue, FREE INQUIRY invited readers to submit autobiographical essays describing the life-stance odysseys that had led them to their present positions of secular humanism or atheism.


Why I Am Not a Born-again Christian
Volume 34, No. 2
February / March 2014

I had a fairly normal childhood. Most weeks I attended Sunday school, sorting through crayon nubs to color pictures of farm animals, children, and disciples all clustered around Jesus with looks of adoration.


Why I Am Not an Observant Jew
Volume 34, No. 2
February / March 2014

I was fifteen years old (I am now eighty-nine) when I discarded the myth that there exists somewhere an entity that created the universe and, by the way, also the human species.


No God, Know Peace: Introduction
Volume 34, No. 2
February / March 2014

In the April/May 2013 issue, FREE INQUIRY invited readers to submit autobiographical essays describing the life-stance odysseys that had led them to their present positions of secular humanism or atheism.


Why I Am Not a Born-again Christian
Volume 34, No. 2
February / March 2014

I had a fairly normal childhood. Most weeks I attended Sunday school, sorting through crayon nubs to color pictures of farm animals, children, and disciples all clustered around Jesus with looks of adoration.