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Book Excerpts

Shaping Our Genes

Excerpt from Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Christian de Duve's book, "Genetics of Original Sin: The Impact of Natural Selection on the Future of Humanity".

Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion

All three Abrahamic religions are nasty, and women have borne the brunt of the nastiness throughout history.

How the Catholic Church Threatens the Future of Life on Earth

The most unethical thing going on now with one of the monotheisms, Catholicism, is opposition to the use of contraception.

The Catholic League and Suppression of the Press Today

According to William Donohue, the Catholic League has won the support of all of the U.S. Cardinals and many of the Bishops as well.

Climate Change: Predicting the Future

Excerpt from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter's book, "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century".

The Catholic Church and Sex

The Church's preoccupation with sex stems chiefly from three very different concerns of power or control.

How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist

Excerpt from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes's book, "How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist".

How the undemocratic activities of the Catholic Church silences critics

The fear felt by many American politicians aware of the undemocratic activities of the church has resulted in their silence.

Population growth the single greatest threat to world peace – and activities by the Catholic hierarchy the greatest deterrent

The effective opposition to population growth control activities by the Catholic hierarchy has clearly been the single greatest deterrent.

Vatican Rejection of Freedom of the Press

The pressure of the Catholic Church on American journalism is one of the most important forces in American life.

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