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Ever wonder what college majors lead to the greatest decline in religiosity? (It’s not what you think.)
Does anxiety and insecurity lead to religion?
Why does Mormonism transplant so well overseas?
Do religious prompts increase racism?
Are relatively atheistic nations always healthier and happier?
Why are atheists more intelligent on average? (Again, not what you think.)
Did religion help create complex societies?
What kind of human stampede kills more people each year—sport-related, political, or religious?

And the question on everyone’s mind: What part did fornicating farm girls play in the rapid secularization of Britain?

This will be a short post. I’ve discovered a blog so fascinating and engaging that every blathering, pointless key stroke I add to the Internet now fills me with self-loathing.

Epiphenom: the science of religion and non-belief is a humanist blog that speaks my language. Its author is Tom Rees, a British medical writer and co-founding member of Humanists4Science. The blog consists of smart, engaging commentary on the intersection of science and religious belief /non-belief. And it has me nursing on my monitor in a way that must surely void the warranty.

So go. Turn away from my ridiculous parody of a blog. I’ve wasted enough of your time. Click on any link above and say hello to Tom.

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.