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Irreducible and Specified Complexity

Things fester on the internet. Propositions that were refuted long ago don’t go away; there’s always someone who hasn’t been brought up to speed yet, paddling the same old canoe that has already been ...

How to prove you have a soul

The human brain has many functions. Some functions keep our bodies working such as controlling our temperature, breathing, moving muscles, providing balance and so on. Other functions relate to our pe...

The AAI interviews: Amaka Rea

Amaka is the founder of the NIGERIAN Atheist/Humanist/FreeThinkers Sanctuary Facebook group. Amaka talks to John Richards about this active group, which has over 16,000 members, and much more.

The AAI Interviews: Ariane Sherine

John Richards interviews Ariane Sherine.

Justice or Bigotry?

PART II Having struck out the Atheist Society of Nigeria’s (ASN) case on grounds of locus standi (standing), Chief Justice Godwln Abraham’s job was done (however imperfectly). He had concl...

Justice or Bigotry?

Photo: ASN officers at Uyo awaiting the judgment. Front row from left to right: Isaiah Akorita (Public Relations Officer); Freeborn Amadi (Secretary); Opadeyi Adebayo (President) PART I The case broug...

What did our ancestors know?

It is undeniable that human knowledge has advanced exponentially over the past few hundred years. Two keys enabled us to unlock this knowledge: the first was a willingness to put aside some of the sup...

If evolution needed faith

Imagine I argued evolution must be true because it makes me feel wonderful when I think about it. Or, when challenged to explain why I believe in evolution, I simply ask “What do you think creat...

How to Read The Bible

The Bible starts with a creation myth. The universe did not begin in the way described, nor were the Earth and solar system formed in the way described, nor did life come about in the way described. F...

How to spot invented gods

As far as I can see, every one of the thousands of gods humans have worshiped have one thing in common—they all initially revealed themselves to just one person. And scripture, if it was written, was ...

How religions die

The genes that are dominant in any population, are those that are most successfully passed from one generation to the next. Eventually, the most successful genes will be found in almost every member o...

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