challenging religious privilege in public life



Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating aging cells

Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Our ability to create the artificial womb is inching its way toward us. The big question is whether or not society is ready for it.

Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 3 scenarios

Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We’ve been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?

True Progress and Population Growth

Lately, I have been wondering what the true meaning of 'progress' is and if everyone shares the same notion of it.

A natural argument for the birth control pill

Pope Francis’ acknowledgment of the importance of “responsible parenthood” should be a catalyst for the church to reexamine its teachings.

Overpopulation and Habitat Encroachment

The threats to wildlife across the entire planet are hard to imagine, but the statistics for the U.S. alone should be alarming to everyone.

Democracy Versus Theocracy

A democracy cannot survive for long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend.

Finding Historical Black Women Atheists

From scholars of freethought there is little mention of black women who combined the same type of religious radicalism as their male counterparts.

The Greatest Religious Question Never Answered

What is the purpose of this petri dish we call the universe? Why was this artificial world created? What function does it serve?

Another 50 Years Please

I yearn for another 50 years because I am curious. We are now on the foothills of the age of artificial intelligence (AI).