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Book Review: ‘The New Atheist Threat’ By CJ Werleman

“Like all cults, New Atheists believe that “the best human beings, as defined by them as ‘rational’ and ‘enlightened’ should become powerful enough …

Book Reviews

Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia, and Their Gift to Yale

The first thing you need to know about Saudi Arabia is that it is not a country but a financial and religious empire with a million poisonous tentacles stretching across both the West and the Muslim world. Its wealth is built upon the dirty oil under its sands, its legitimacy crafted upon an even …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Princeton University

CJ Werleman’s Shameless, Irresponsible Attempt to Describe “The New Atheist Threat”

September 13, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>There was a time when <b>CJ Werleman</b> was writing a number of books promoting atheism, with titles like <i>God Hates You,</i> …

Researchers Sequenced 430,000-Year-Old DNA From Neanderthal Relative

Back when our species was just arriving in Europe and Asia from Africa, there were already two groups of archaic hominins (that’s us and our extinct …

Evolution

The Best Trick for Motivating Yourself to Actually Work Out

If you've ever had trouble motivating to go to the gym: Dude, we feel you. Luckily, we've found an easy cheat for getting our ass in gear.<p><b>What you need</b>: Altoids. Oh, and cute workout clothes if you want.<p><b>What you do</b>: Right when you wake up, pop a single Altoid. Wait five minutes, then get</b> …

Why do many atheists hate the New Atheists?

One thing I don’t fully understand is the depth of rancor that many atheists have towards the “New Atheists,” especially people like Dan Dennett, Sam …

The new career tip for women: An unsexy profile picture

Women are 'sexing down' their professional profile pictures online to avoid lascivious remarks from men. What's next? No short skirts or gin after work, asks Claire Cohen<p>Men don’t ogle professional women in polo neck jumpers. At least that’s what Mandeer Kataria says. This week, the law graduate …

New stethoscope shows how technology can reinvent health care

About 200 years ago, a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient's heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.<p>Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture …

The hospital computer that predicts if your time is up

A hospital in Boston is using artificial intelligence to revolutionise the way care is provided in its emergency department.<p>Patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are linked up to a super computer which automatically collects and analyses data about their condition.<p>Although the computer …

Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Religion