Tag Archives: Naturalism


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In 1963, as a young, newly minted sociologist, Rodney Stark was given the chance of a lifetime.  On behalf of the Survey Research Center of the University of California-Berkeley, he was granted the privilege of designing the first-ever major survey of religion in America. Stark intended to ask randomly selected church members, among other things, if they had ever had… Read more »

To Tell the Truth

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William Provine, a Distinguished Professor at Cornell University who served three different departments – History, Science and Technology Studies, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – was a brilliant scientist. He also had supreme confidence when it came to discussing life’s most important philosophical questions.  Two decades ago he declared: “Let me summarize my views on what evolutionary biology tells us… Read more »