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Exploring Atheism, Secularism, Humanism as well as Logic, Reason and Skepticism In Today's World
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Nature News Special : Alan Turing at 100

Nature News Special : Alan Turing at 100 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Alan Turing, born a century ago this year, is best known for his wartime code-breaking and for inventing the 'Turing machine' – the concept at the heart of every computer today. But his legacy extends much further: he founded the field of artificial intelligence, proposed a theory of biological pattern formation and speculated about the limits of computation in physics. In this collection of features and opinion pieces, Nature celebrates the mind that, in a handful of papers over a tragically short lifetime, shaped many of the hottest fields in science today.

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Gelada monkeys offer evidence that abortion is part of evolutionary fitness

Gelada monkeys offer evidence that abortion is part of evolutionary fitness | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The story begins with an insurrection, and ends with infanticide. A male gelada monkey, unsatisfied with his social standing, challenges the authority of a superior gelada.
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Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution

Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As someone raised evangelical, I realize anti-evolutionists believe they are defending the Christian tradition. But as a seminary graduate now training to be a medical scientist, I can say that, in reality, they've abandoned it.
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How We Won the Hominid Wars, and All the Others Died Out | Human Evolution | DISCOVER Magazine

How We Won the Hominid Wars, and All the Others Died Out | Human Evolution | DISCOVER Magazine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The unique adaptability of Homo sapiens is what allowed us to survive when so many other species died out, paleoanthropologist Rick Potts contends. .
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Dan Dennett's response to Rick Warren | Video on TED.com

Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.

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