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Atheist ads to adorn New York subway stations
Atheist organizations have purchased a month-long campaign that will place their posters in busy subway stations throughout Manhattan. ...
African churches denounce children as ‘witches’
Pastors accuse thousands of children, leading to torture or death
Accused child witches Jane, left, and Mary, right, stand with other children accused of witchcraft at the Children's Rights and Rehabilitation Network in Eket, Nigeria, on Aug. 18, 2009. Jane's mother tried to saw off the top of her skull after a pastor denounced her and Mary, 15, is just beginning to think about boys and how they will look at the scar tissue on her face caused when her mother doused...
Sacramento Atheist Takes On the IRS
SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento atheist attorney who attracted nationwide attention for challenging the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is now ...
Campus group promotes assortment of beliefs
Kansas State Collegian
According to the American Humanist Association, a recent poll of individuals ages 18-25 found that the atheist, agnostic and nonreligious population in the ...
Groups seek to create unique sanctuary
Baylor University The Lariat Online
By Alyssa Mendez The Atheist and Agnostic Association, along with a recently founded club, Open Dialogue, have come together to create a safe haven where ...
A Bitter Rift Divides Atheists
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty Last month, atheists marked Blasphemy Day at gatherings around the world, and celebrated the freedom to denigrate and insult ...
Cyber attacks smite atheist websites
Sydney Morning Herald
Author Richard Dawkins, who wrote The God Delusion, lends his support to an atheism advertising campaign. Photo: Reuters Australian atheists are under ...
Atheists feel left out, finds faith surveys
IRELAND'S ATHEISTS feel discriminated against and left out of conversations with religious people, as well from the public sphere, according to new ...
Disbelief at atheism ads
A planned atheist ad campaign touting New Yorkers who are "good without God" is provoking the wrath of many who said it's trampling on their religion. ...
Australian atheists targeted by hackers
By Emma Woollacott In what's probably an act of man rather than God, the sites of both the Atheist Foundation of Australia and the Global Atheist Convention ...
... Secular Students Association of Elmhurst College, two local chapters of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Chicago Secular Singles, ...
Coalition of Reason promotes atheism in West Virginia
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
By Ben Adducchio October 22, 2009 · A West Virginia group of non-believers is encouraging atheists to speak their mind in Morgantown. ...
North Idaho atheist billboard vandalized
KHQ Right Now
In a press release issued Wednesday, the American Humanist Association said the organization may have to pay to replace an atheist billboard in Moscow after ...
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
Atheism 3.0 finds a little more room for belief
Setting aside the question of whether God exists, it's clear that the benefits of faith far outweigh its costs, he argues in his new book, "An Atheist ...
Evolution is extraordinary...and true
PSU Daily Vanguard
I was there because I read The God Delusion and appreciated its intelligent elucidation of my thought processes in regard to my own atheism. ...
Atheists Split Over How Mean to Be to Faithful
Maybe that's too dramatic a phrase, but there's a rift growing between so-called “new atheists,” who favor an aggressive, mocking stance toward religion, ...
A Raconteur of Nature's Back Story
New York Times
He is active in the humanist movement and last year was a prominent sponsor, along with the philosopher AC Grayling, of the Atheist Bus Campaign, ...
Richard Dawkins defends theory of evolution
Minnesota Public Radio
A vociferous defender of Darwin, Richard Dawkins has a new book that lists the evidence that the theory of evolution explains how life on Earth came to be. ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Professor completes 21-year evolution project
MSU State News
“This research is not only useful in understanding the tempo and mode of evolution, but can serve as a nice framework for practical applications in ...
Primate evolution claim challenged
... a debate over the existence of an evolutionary link between lemur-like and monkey-like primates -- a link that could more fully explain human evolution. ...
New View Of The Heliosphere: Cassini Helps Redraw Shape Of Solar System
ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2009) — In a paper published Oct. 15 in Science, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) present a new view of the region of the sun’s influence, or heliosphere, and the forces that shape it. Images from one of the Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument’s sensors, the Ion and Neutral Camera (MIMI/INCA)...
Milestone Discovery In Cell Behaviors
ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2009) — A team of international molecular scientists, led by a Monash University researcher has discovered a new, fast mechanism by which cells communicate change – for example their location during spreading of a cancer in the human body – to adjacent cells...
Confronting Bad Behavior: Is There A Social Payoff?
ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2009) — Suppose you are at a busy playground and you hear an 11-year-old using language he didn’t learn on Sesame Street. There are plenty of other adults around, but, apparently, not this child’s parents. Do you intervene? Does anyone...
Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer To Reality
ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2009) — In the quest for smaller, faster computer chips, researchers are increasingly turning to quantum mechanics -- the exotic physics of the small...
Galactic Magnetic Fields May Control Boundaries Of Our Solar System
ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2009) — The first all-sky maps developed by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, the initial mission to examine the global interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system, suggest that the galactic magnetic fields had a far greater impact on Earth's history than previously conceived, and the future of our planet and others may depend...
Catching The Interstellar Wind: Spacecraft Finds Ribbon-like Structure At Edge Of Heliosphere
ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2009) — NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft has made it possible for scientists to construct the first comprehensive sky map of our solar system and its location in the Milky Way galaxy. The new view will change the way researchers view and study the interaction between our galaxy and sun...
Cell's Powerhouses Dismantled: Complete Inventory Of All Proteins In Mitochondria
ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2009) — All of life is founded on the interactions of millions of proteins. These are the building blocks for cells and form the molecular mechanisms of life. The problem is that proteins are extremely difficult to study, particularly because there are so many of them and they appear in all sizes and weights...
Scientists Give Flies False Memories
ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2009) — By directly manipulating the activity of individual neurons, scientists have given flies memories of a bad experience they never really had, according to a report in the October 16th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication...
New Light On Nature Of Broca's Area: Rare Procedure Documents How Human Brain Computes Language
ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2009) — A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain function. The study – which provides a picture of language processing in the brain with unprecedented clarity – will be published in the October 16 issue of the journal Science...
Giant Impact Near India -- Not Mexico -- May Have Doomed Dinosaurs
ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2009) — A mysterious basin off the coast of India could be the largest, multi-ringed impact crater the world has ever seen. And if a new study is right, it may have been responsible for killing the dinosaurs off 65 million years ago...
Milky Way's Tiny But Tough Galactic Neighbor
ScienceDaily (Oct. 14, 2009) — A stunning new image reveals one of our nearest galactic neighbors, Barnard's Galaxy, also known as NGC 6822. The galaxy contains regions of rich star formation and curious nebulae, such as the bubble clearly visible in the upper left of this remarkable vista. The strange shapes of these cosmic misfits help researchers understand how galaxies interact, evolve and occasionally "cannibalize" each other, leaving behind radiant, star-filled scraps...
Video Camera That Records At The Speed Of Thought
ScienceDaily (Oct. 14, 2009) — European researchers who created an ultra-fast, extremely high-resolution video camera have enabled dozens of medical applications, including one scenario that can record ‘thought’ processes travelling along neurons...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
ACLJ Asks Federal Appeals Court to Uphold Dismissal of Atheist Lawsuit ...
... Columbia to uphold a lower court decision issued in January rejecting a lawsuit filed by some 30 plaintiffs including California atheist Michael Newdow. ...
3 Education Board members take issue with social studies proposal
Dallas Morning News
WallBuilders, based in Aledo, is a group that has challenged the legal separation of church and state. Both men had initially questioned the inclusion of ...
Taxpayer may get a fat bill
Plaintiffs Constance Blackmon and Janet Joyner are members of the Winston-Salem chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. ...
Resident charges call violated election law
“I feel very strongly about separation of church and state,” Rose said. “This time there is documentation,” she said, referring to the caller identification ...
Atheist files suit against Castro over pledge
San Antonio Express
By Gilbert Garcia - SAEN For the second time in the last year, a local atheist has filed a federal lawsuit against the mayor of San Antonio over the ...
Lodi council oks prayer policy
But Buchanan is unapologetic about putting Lodi on the map in the country's ongoing church-state debate. "I think there are a lot of people who do not ...
9th Circuit Won't Review Ariz. Tuition Tax Credits
Courthouse News Service
Taxpayers said the program funnels public money into religious schools in violation of the Constitution's separation of church and state. ...
Insecurity not education determines church attendance
The cacophony of evangelists and the radical separation of church and state would explain the resilience of religious America. Ruiter and Van Tubergen do ...