(RNS) Many atheists, agnostics and humanists credit Carl Sagan and his “Cosmos” TV series with instilling in them skepticism of the supernatural and a sense of wonder about the universe. Both, they say, encouraged their rejection of institutional religion.
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(RNS) Science and religion already co-exist — but it’s a cold peace, say experts. A new dialogue campaign, based on new research, is underway to establish routes for collaboration.
(RNS) The two-and-a-half-hour debate Tuesday (Feb. 4) between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye the Science Guy was a much-hyped showdown between the creationism and evolution camps. Here are some morsels.
(RNS) Bill Nye may be “The Science Guy,” but Ken Ham is the “Answers in Genesis” man, and a debate between the two over the origins of life has nonbelievers and Christians wringing their hands.
(RNS) “Writing ‘S.H.O.O.T. First’ was part of that process of being able to admit that I am a full-on atheist.”
(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Whether believers realize it or not, the trees near their houses of worship have religious roots. By Lisa Schencker.
(RNS) The St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota minor league baseball team, will become the “Mr. Paul Aints” in a game sponsored by a local atheist group. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Physicists' recent discovery of the 'God particle' marked a new chapter in scientific knowledge. It also reignited debate over the universe's origins — and the validity of religious faith as scientific knowledge expands. By Chris Lisee.