The importance of religion in the lives of Americans is on the decline while many more are switching religions to the ones they previously considered false. The Liars for Jesus will continue to make money out of them.
The decrease in religiosity in the U.K. is not an attack on religious freedom and the government should not “do religion”. People are either leaving religion or not being indoctrinated into it in the first place. The West is not veering “chaotically towards an imagined secular utopia” as some deluded scribe writes. British people are wary of religion but at ease with religious difference.
FFRF: The Cuddly One calling abusive priests ‘brothers’ insults abuse victims.
Citizens’ rights are trampled upon when religion is allowed to influence the law.
The Department of Education updates guidance on public school prayer while this atheist’s kids filmed their bus driver preaching on the way to school.
Co-workers could bear costs of accommodating religious employees in the workplace if Supreme Court tosses out 46-year-old precedent.
What it’s like raising a child as an Atheist in the Bible Belt.
31 things that shook people’s faith In Religion.
World of Woo: On endangering public morals!
Environment: The clean energy milestone the world is set to pass in 2023.
Modern humans arose after 2 distinct groups in Africa mated over thousands of years.
Did life evolve more than once?
Neuroscience is beginning to provide clues about the emergence of human consciousness.
David Hume and Immanuel Kant on Causation.
The myth of value-free science.
Long Reads: The war on poverty did not fail. Unlocking the mysteries of the Dark Universe. By fighting the Ozone Hole, we accidentally saved ourselves. A form of physics called Assembly Theory suggests Time has a physical size.
Sunday Book Club: Any book by Martin Amis.
Some photographs taken last week.
While you are waiting for the kettle to boil……
Coffee Break Video: The Universe is unimaginably big. “Aliens built the pyramids” and other absurdities of pseudo-archaeology.