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Greening the Red Planet

Mars has sunlight and reservoirs of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. One planet lived and the other died. Perhaps we can make it live again?

Joseph Carvalko – Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology

With advances in genomic modification and computer-based prosthetics, we tumble headlong into a world populated by societies of transhumans.

Excerpt: ‘In the Closet of the Vatican’

Author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals.

Would You Let Your 9-Year-Old Daughter Read the Bible?

Do you want your sons and daughters to read about cannibalism, the sacrifice of children, and slavery?

Jesus: A Pagan God?

Christian doctrines like the virgin birth were common in many of the religions that pre-dated the time of Jesus.

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.

In a democracy no one can have a right not to be insulted or offended

In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.

Why We Must Defend Free Speech

Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.

Islamic Censorship: How Allah Has Nipped Your Right to Know

Some of the Muslim world’s most influential twenty-first century leaders say it is a sacred duty of Allah’s 400 million men to resume the Empire’s…

Religious Morality Is Infantile

Religious ethics is similar to the attitude of a child. It is too concerned with rules that are experienced as sacrosanct.

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