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PODCAST 86: Dr Michael Shermer on His New Book Giving the Devil His Due

PODCAST 86: Dr Michael Shermer on His New Book Giving the Devil His Due

Science writer, author and Skeptic editor-in-chief Michael Shermer talks to Toby Young about his new book Giving the Devil His Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist. They talk about a range of free speech issues, including hate speech, Holocaust denial, the Pentagon Papers and Wikileaks.

Quillette
Quillette
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Why We Shouldn't Bet on Having Free Will—A Reply to William Edwards

Why We Shouldn't Bet on Having Free Will—A Reply to William Edwards

It’s hard to discern the main point of William Edwards’s article The Academic Quarrel over Determinism, as his argument is discursive, confusing, contradictory, and sometimes misleading. In a first reading you may dimly perceive that he has a problem with determinism, and sees the negation of determinism as

Jerry A. Coyne
Jerry A. Coyne
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Bearing Witness: My Journey Out of Mormonism

Bearing Witness: My Journey Out of Mormonism

My parents named me after Spencer W. Kimball, who was the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the time I was born. The church derives its informal name, Mormonism, from the Book of Mormon, which is purportedly the work of Hebrew prophets in the ancient

Spencer Case
Spencer Case
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Is Secular Humanism a Religion?

Is Secular Humanism a Religion?

It is now a rather old story: secular humanism is a religion. A court case in 1995 examined the issue and concluded, rightly, that science, in the form of the theory of evolution, is not a religion. In 2006, the BBC aired a program called The Trouble with Atheism which

John Staddon
John Staddon
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