The idea that all humans are “born atheists,” only to be overwhelmed by religious indoctrination as we grow is a fundamental misunderstanding of how the human brain has evolved, says Neiblum, who argues, “We have evolved a suite of characteristics … that incline us toward theistic interpretations of the cosmos.
“What the government did here is outrageous, but we can’t remedy one wrong with another.”
Well-meaning parents can endanger their children when they are fooled by the false promises of pseudoscientific “natural” alternative medicine and the fears stoked by anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, and this is no less true when it comes to mental health. The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer, the magazine of science and reason, assembles a roster of experts …
Facebook’s reporting system being used to suppress religious freedom, says bipartisan congressional letter
Organized religious extremists are coordinating to co-opt Facebook’s abuse reporting system, which lets users “flag” content like “hate speech,” bullying and harassment, and obscenity for review. In doing so, they manipulate Facebook into denying vulnerable ex-religious and nonreligious individuals access to support groups, instead forcing them either into the public square or the closet.
CFI’s Director of Government Affairs, Jason Lemieux, organized a meeting on November 25 with staff at the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We had come to discuss our serious concerns with pending regulations that would remove protections against religious discrimination in services provisioned …
“If this posture is adopted by the Court, it will undermine state efforts to keep taxpayers from being compelled to fund religious organizations or support religious ideas they reject.”
The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science is closing out another successful year.
“The Court has now given government at all levels across the country the green light to proclaim a preference for religion—Christianity in particular.”
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