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.
October 13, 2010
Studies confirm how spirituality has a self-enhancement job of projecting inner confidence.
October 5, 2010
The universe’s explanation is going to be naturalistic, not supernaturalistic.
September 29, 2010
By pointing at a small sub-set of people and trying to defend the rest, a harsh label has gotten out of hand.
September 28, 2010
Why suppose that there's no reasoning with religious believers, when atheists can know so much about religion?
September 21, 2010
If a God wants us to believe, that God demands irrationality.
September 14, 2010
Why limit atheist criticism to just the fundamentalists?
September 7, 2010
Science can help with morality, if ethics is willing to be scientific.
August 25, 2010
Scientists are so impressed by natural explanations for religion that they make religion sound unavoidable.
August 18, 2010
Revelation might be tempting, but it is wiser to keep one's sanity.
August 10, 2010
Have you had some self-righteous religious believer throw this challenge at you?
August 4, 2010
The new memoir by Hitchens is hardly about atheism, but instead about its principled foundations.
July 27, 2010
When science "explains" a feature of religion, does that successfully make religion irrational?
July 20, 2010
The secular and the sacred stretch out towards a shared direction.
July 13, 2010
Could Christians expect that atheists would convert any more easily than people already of other faiths?
July 6, 2010
If you want to be popular, tell the people what they already believe.
June 30, 2010
Christians plead for conversions from atheists. But do Christians really think such conversions are possible?
June 21, 2010
If secular humanism has answers about morality, the precise aim must first be clear.
June 15, 2010
Atheism wastes everyone's time by worrying over how much blasphemy to commit.
June 8, 2010
Atheism deserves some credit for reducing religious divisions.
June 4, 2010
Theologians hate being ignored. Since their own flocks haven't a clue what they are talking about, they pester atheists.
June 1, 2010
Robert Green Ingersoll was one of America's greatest freethinkers.
May 25, 2010
Psychological pathologies like certainty must not be defended or encouraged.
May 18, 2010
Is any philosophy really needed anymore, in this age of science?
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
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