Bilal Muhammad

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All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists

As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our cultural heritage and needs to be shared more broadly. Sometimes, I refer to the fact that religion and science are often in conflict; from …

How Much Harm Can Sugar Do?

If you want to wage a war, you have to have an enemy. By almost any measure—scientific reports, documentaries, government announcements, and nearly thirty million Google results—we have been waging a War on Obesity for many years. It is not going well. The most comprehensive recent data, from the …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch may be an even bigger dump than we thought

<b>(Rich Carey/Shutterstock)</b><p>An ocean expedition returns with some sobering news — but says it may not be too late to clean things up<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 24, 2015 5:01pm (UTC)<p>A common misconception about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (understandably so, given its name) is that it's some sort of giant …

“Text neck” is a thing: 5 frightening maladies of the digital era

We’re all addicted to our electronic devices. Few of us realize the physical toll they’re taking on our bodies<p>Janet Allon<p>August 24, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Face it, we’re all addicted to our electronic devices. You might know a few lonely holdouts, determined …

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Osama Bin Laden

We Are Not All Charlie

It is easy to express solidarity with murdered cartoonists, but it is difficult to live as bravely as they did.<p>The police are evacuating the Gare du Nord station in Paris as my train from Brussels arrives; a suspicious package, I learned later. The rain is coming down quite hard. I resist the urge …

Religion

5 reasons “white pride” is always racist

<b>(AP/Dave Martin)</b><p>History tells us “whiteness” has always been a construct used to exclude certain groups from equal rights<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>January 9, 2015 3:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>The Ku Klux Klan is currently sponsoring a Harrison, Ark., billboard that sends the …

The Last Rock-Star Poet

Dylan Thomas embodied the essence of poetry—even if his poems themselves have not held up well.<p>“Poetry is dead!” cried John Berryman, emerging in distraction from the Manhattan hospital room that Dylan Thomas had just exited by another, more conclusive route. Poetry had been unconscious for four …

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

Violence works. Nonviolence does too.<p>In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished racial injustices" constitute "a genre unto themselves." Monday night, when Barack Obama stood before the nation to interpret the non-indictment of …