Archive for April 6th, 2008

The recipe for religion gone bad

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The recipe for religion gone bad

In “The Death of Conscience (Part One),” (Free Inquiry, April/May 2008 –not available online) Shadia B. Drury makes it clear that not all religion is bad.  She recognizes the religious backdrop to the successful efforts to repeal slavery, to promote civil rights and to create the Red Cross. “As these examples show, religion cannot simply […]

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Darwin’s impressive legacy in a nutshell

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Darwin’s impressive legacy in a nutshell

In 2009, many of us will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his publication of On the Origin of Species. In these modern times, where Darwin is vilified by millions of people who cherry-pick their apocryphal holy books, it is refreshing and humbling to review the many accomplishments that […]

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How difficult would it be to give Africans hope against malaria?

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How difficult would it be to give Africans hope against malaria?

Not very difficult, according to Jeffrey Sachs.  Hard as it is for us to imagine, Africa’s households simply can’t afford even $10 for a net, or a dollar for medicines when a child falls sick. Nor can African governments carry these costs on meager budgets or take extra vital steps to train local health workers […]

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