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.
May 12, 2011
Why isn't the world enough for some people?
May 4, 2011
A profound defense of separation of church and state.
April 27, 2011
Christians chant "Choose Life," but God hates babies.
April 20, 2011
Let's get skeptical about whether "The Bible" is even real.
April 13, 2011
There is no God. And the signs are all around us.
April 6, 2011
Deepak Chopra's name gets thrown around a lot. But you gotta see how truly dangerous he is.
March 30, 2011
Of course we have to help accommodate religious believers to the naturalistic worldview.
March 22, 2011
Not all secularisms are alike. Atheists should be clear about their secular hopes.
March 9, 2011
Let's look again at the Christian way to "objectively" find morality.
March 3, 2011
When believers say that God’s heaven is so loving and consoling, don’t believe them.
February 23, 2011
Is belief in God entirely delusional, or just a piece of foolishness?
February 15, 2011
The Euthyphro Dilemma traps religious ethics. The Dostoevsky Dilemma then goes for the kill.
February 9, 2011
There's a big difference between a religious mind and a scientific mind. But it may not be what you've supposed.
February 2, 2011
... according to His fanatical followers.
January 26, 2011
With astrology in the news recently, why not enjoy Carl Sagan's skeptical view?
January 20, 2011
Even atheists commonly get started the wrong way.
January 12, 2011
The label of "ideology" gets thrown at the wrong targets.
January 5, 2011
Religion claims common sense for its side, but there is only madness in its method.
December 29, 2010
Another philosopher makes good.
December 21, 2010
Do humanists only care about human values?
December 15, 2010
The real question is, How could a person be good with God?
December 7, 2010
Beware of studies claiming to show why religious people are happier.
December 1, 2010
Take care when demanding that belief follow the evidence.
November 23, 2010
"The gods are the dreams of men."
November 16, 2010
If you want to help out atheist charities, there are many to choose from.
November 9, 2010
How far does atheism get by supposing that it is science's job to demolish God-belief?
November 3, 2010
Scientist Frans de Waal insists that humans must keep religion, though his own research shows otherwise.
October 26, 2010
Atheism is at a crossroads: how will it use its influence? Science needs the most effective help.
October 19, 2010
On the question of who should be confronting Creationists in the Public Square
October 13, 2010
Studies confirm how spirituality has a self-enhancement job of projecting inner confidence.
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