David Morrison, Carl Sagan’s first doctoral student and current Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, speaks with RNS about Sagan’s legacy, what it was like to be one of Sagan’s students, the “Cosmos” reboot, and more.
Public Religion Research Institute recently released a new report on shifting attitudes about LGBTQ issues and why young Americans are leaving religion. Here are three aspects of the conversation about Millennials leaving religion that may be overlooked.
Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal speaks with RNS about the Bill Nye and Ken Ham creationism debate, “selfish genes,” and what humanists can learn from religion.
Despite being disallowed from having a booth, American Atheists has pledged to attend CPAC, citing a desire to bring politically conservative atheists into their organization. Does this align with their pro-LGBTQ statements?
A number of prominent atheists have equated religion with mental illness. Here are five reasons atheists should avoid this problematic parallel.
How much do you know about Santeria, Scientology, or Satanism? Atheist author Dr. Karen Stollznow tells RNS why all people, religious and nonreligious alike, need to learn about minority religions.
‘True Detective’ and ‘The Good Wife’ are putting atheist characters in the spotlight. To celebrate the rise of atheists on TV, here are five of the best nontheist TV characters from the last five years.
The very idea of marrying across religious lines presents a challenge to many atheists, agnostics, and nonreligious people—with some suggesting that atheists and theists may seriously struggle in dating, marrying, or raising children together. ‘Being Both’ author Susan Katz Miller shares her thoughts.
“Twenty years ago I believed, as Shaha believes, that the world would be kinder and saner with more atheists,” writes Daniel Loxton. “I don’t believe that anymore.”