John Shook is Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry–Transnational in
Amherst, N.Y., and Research Associate in Philosophy at the
University at Buffalo, since 2006. He has
authored and edited more than a dozen books, is a co-editor of three
philosophy journals, and travels for lectures and debates across the United
States and around the world.
May 14, 2010
Sam Harris thinks that science can help with morality. Humanists should hope that he is right.
May 10, 2010
Religions beg science to limit itself to nature. But science is more powerful than that.
May 4, 2010
There are differences between science and religion, but perhaps not where you have supposed
April 27, 2010
Humanists wonder if their worldview can have any role for "sin" or "evil"
April 20, 2010
A handy guide to varieties of the secular
April 14, 2010
It is inappropriate for a biology text to directly address a damaging social trend that is hurting the teaching of science
April 13, 2010
Naturalism can explain how people acquire and change moralities
April 6, 2010
Naturalism can accomodate objective morality, if you know where to look for it.
March 31, 2010
The Big Bang can't reveal the hand of God.
March 26, 2010
How could any evidence for God be found inside the brain?
March 23, 2010
If there is a replacement for traditional religious morality, we need a correct account of morality's origins.
March 20, 2010
Problems with the individualistic approach to the world
March 15, 2010
Freedom of religious expression stops where the right to life and liberty starts
March 9, 2010
The "intelligent" design of religion could help avoid conflict with science
March 5, 2010
Alan Guth and Lawrence Krauss explain the universe's origin from nothing and dispel religious arguments along the way
March 2, 2010
Young adults are more pluralistic and secular, a new Pew study finds
February 23, 2010
Will secular society come crawling back to God eventually?
February 16, 2010
A new analysis of religious attitudes shows how the devout are more prejudiced
February 10, 2010
Religion is an artificial way of enforcing humanity's natural morality.
February 2, 2010
Friends of religion apparently need another lesson about defending religious freedom.
January 25, 2010
It's time to give credit where credit is due.
January 22, 2010
A United Kingdom anti-homeothaphy group is staging a protest by swallowing huge doses of homeothapic "remedies".
January 19, 2010
Your common sense impression that you freely control your actions is quite natural, and often correct.
January 12, 2010
Trying to blame atheism for modern warfare is like trying to blame dieting for childhood obesity.
January 5, 2010
A new collection of Carl Sagan's writings in Skeptical Inquiry is available online.
December 27, 2009
Gallup Poll finds that the number of non-Christians keeps growing.
December 22, 2009
Naturalism has been around as long as most religions still in existence today.
December 14, 2009
No, they are not all the same.
December 11, 2009
When skeptics get skeptical towards atheism, is there a rational way forward?
December 8, 2009
These three kinds of humanism are facing their greatest challenge, and it is not from each other.
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