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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.

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.

Aging: past, present and future

Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.

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.

The Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

Does Christian Fundamentalism Endanger Our Republic?

Fundamentalist Christianity is anti-modern. It holds that truth became manifest two thousand years ago, and everything since is of no consequence.

Holy Horrors: The Holocaust

For century after century after century, the Christian church had designated the people to be despised: the religious believers called Jews.

Christian bullying in history

The worst incident at demonizing in history? There are so many, but arguably the most vile was the “Blood Libel” of the Jews.

It’s a Free Country, Not a Christian Nation

The religious references in the Declaration are deistic: it’s clear that the references are not to the revealed God of Christianity.

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism

This movement will not stop until we are ruled by Biblical Law, an authoritarian church intrudes in every aspect of our life.

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