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It’s Earth Day, so read this book

Reading Time: 2 minutes In honor of Earth Day, you should consider reading this wonderful book, A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee. Mr. Gee is a senior editor at Nature magazine and the author of numerous books, and he has been a guest on several radio and […]

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Book review: Remembrance of Earth’s Past 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever stared at the stars and thought that, given the unfathomable number of stars and planets in the universe, other life simply must exist? The number of observable galaxies ranges in the hundreds of billions. Surely we are not that special. Yet we still have no evidence of extraterrestrial life. You aren’t the […]

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Screwing with Darwin

Reading Time: 14 minutes Charles Darwin wrote a terrific book. Loved it the first time I read it, then read it twice more. And the more I read it, the more I liked it. Just super. Not everyone feels the same about this book. Some were so disturbed by what he wrote that they cut whole passages out before […]

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Babes + booze 4ever: A review of “Girly Drinks” by Mallory O’Meara

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you hear the phrase “girly drinks,” what comes to mind? Probably pink drinks and cosmos, white wine, and sweet fruity stuff. But what if I told you these concoctions are a pretty recent development that actually reflects a centuries-long history of men trying to exclude women from developments in various important aspects of alcohol […]

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Book review: Gunther Laird’s Unnecessary Science debunks Natural Law Theory from within

Reading Time: 4 minutes Laws like Roe vs. Wade that many secular people hold dear are under threat. Much of how they are threatened is down to the partisan nature of American politics, but it is also underwritten by thinkers who provide an ethical framework from which certain political factions can structure their legal assault. Edward Feser is an […]

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New book announcement: 30 Arguments Against the Existence of ‘God’, Heaven, Hell, Satan, and Divine Design

Reading Time: 5 minutes “God” is arguably a nebulous term and might well mean a different thing to each of the many people who believe in it. In my new book 30 Arguments Against the Existence of “God”, Heaven, Hell, Satan, and Divine Design [UK], I take the commonality we see in many views, the understanding of classical theism, […]

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Christian nationalism in 2022: An interview with Katherine Stewart

Reading Time: 9 minutes Religious freedom advocate Katherine Stewart, author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, has been writing about politics, policy, education, and church-state relations for over a decade. The Power Worshippers won first place in the Excellence in Nonfiction Books category from the Religion News Association as well as the Morris D. […]