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The Case for Colonizing Mars

Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization.

The Religious Right’s Continuing Assault on Modernity

Eventually, organized religion will have to reconcile itself with the 21st century and its scientific and intellectual standards and requirements.

Why Mars? Essay by Carl Sagan

Mars is the prime site for self-sustaining communities on other worlds and the most readily terraformed world in the solar system.

Atheism IS where morality originates

When it comes to morality, theists are nothing more than plagiarizers, stealing and giving no credit to the original.

Genetic screening to enhance IQ should be embraced

There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence.

3 things that would make me believe in a God

1. The appearance of an angel. An actual non-human being conforming to supernatural existence available for scientific study.

Atheists Are Murderous, Perverted Beasts!

Atheists are construed as immoral beings who are more likely to commit grotesque acts such as incest, animal torture, and serial murders.

Where did Nazis get their Nasty Ideas?

If you believe Catholic Church leaders, you might easily imagine that the Nazis were a confederation of atheists and neo-pagans.

Five and a Half Utopias

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg looks at several of the guises in which utopian thinking is likely to appear during the century ahead.

Alan Turing: Gay Man who Saved the World yet Died in Disgrace

A man who should have been a hero of the free world was instead hounded to death because of religion-inspired homophobia.

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