Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists"—call it Atheism 2.0—that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual, and transcendence.
The unaffiliated represent 17 to 22 percent of the U.S. population. When we add the MIAs—members in absentia—to the "nones," we have what may be the largest "religious" group.
In this lecture, William Grassie proposes that we focus science education more on what happened when than on how and why evolution occurs.
Explicit or not, ontologies play a decisive role in the interpretation of any scientific theory.
It is by the theories of philosophy and the sciences that we probe the deeper nature of, and construct explanations of, all that we experience. No such theory can fail to be regulated and guided by some religious belief or other.
There can be no discursive justification for the belief that any particular kind of entities can be independent of all other kinds.
Comparing two views of human transformation: a religious view, specifically Christian, and the view associated with the movement called transhumanism and based in new and emerging technologies.
The author wishes to clarify the confusions that exist on both sides of the creation-evolution debate.
Reviewing William Dembski's case for intelligent design.
A review of Norbert M. Samuelson, Jewish Faith and Modern Science: On the Death and Rebirth of Jewish Philosophy (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.)