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  • A Coming Out Tale: Getting Over My Embarrassment and Calling Myself Religious

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 12, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    I have always been cagey when detailing information about myself that might classify me as religious.  Not that I was ever embarrassed or cryptic about telling people I was Jewish.  Telling people I was Jewish when people asked what my Christmas plans were, or just offering up the...

  • WWMD? What would Maimonides do?

    By Roger Price

    January 4, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, Maimonides, also known by the acronym Rambam, lived over eight hundred years ago (1138-1204 CE). He never saw the planet Earth as Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders did on December 24, 1968, when Anders took the now iconic Earthrise photograph while flying...

  • Is murder wrong?: Progressive dialogue

    By Dennis Prager

    January 2, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    In my last column, I made the case that if there is no God who declares murder wrong, murder is not, in fact, wrong. While human beings can believe that murder is wrong, without God, right and wrong are our moral opinions, not moral facts.

    This is so basic and so logically...

  • Understanding Islamic creationism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 13, 2009 | 6:15 pm

    A friend at Religion News Service recently interviewed Salman Hameed, an assistant professor at Hampshire College who writes the Science and Religion News blog. The focus of their conversation was Islamic creationism, which I’ve discussed before. Here’s an excerpt:

    Q: How does...

  • Happy belated birthday, Darwin

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 12, 2009 | 6:08 pm

    I missed this editorial observer yesterday on the occasion of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. (Seems like we’ve been “celebrating” scientific Christmas, and thanking Darwin for his contributions, for the last year.) Verlyn Klinkenborg writes:

    Perhaps one day we will not call...

  • Time to ditch Darwinism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 11:04 pm

    Olivia Judson, who has been celebrating 150 years of “On the Origins of Species,” voiced her complaints yesterday with—would you believe it?—all the attention Darwin’s been given. It’s not that his fingerprint on history wasn’t massive; it’s just that she feels credit needs to be...

  • Editor’s Corner - Junk Science

    By Rob Eshman

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Both sides ought to be properly taught," President George W. Bush told reporters in Texas Aug. 1, "so people can understand what the debate is about. Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.... You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed...