John Shook is Vice President 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.
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.
December 1, 2009
A shadow of fear has descended across the Continent, but the shadow is not from a minaret.
November 23, 2009
Does the future of humanism rest on a "don't ask, don't tell" policy about faith?
November 17, 2009
Bioengineering and nanotech will change ethics because it will change what it means to be human.
November 10, 2009
The world didn't end in 2000? No matter. There's still time to party.
November 3, 2009
Two court decisions have ruled that crucifixes in Italy's public schools violate human rights.
October 27, 2009
Where exactly does Richard Dawkins stand on advocating evolution to religious people
October 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 20 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of John Dewey.
October 12, 2009
Founding environmentalist now favors nuclear power to save the planet.
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