When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

In her latest book, The Memory Code, science writer Dr. Lynne Kelly details her thesis that the primary purpose of monuments ranging from the statues on Easter Island to Neolithic Stonehenge was not as tributes to the gods but rather as extremely effective memory technologies used by oral cultures to encode many hundreds of facts crucial to survival.  Continue reading

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 8-Apr-2017 to 14-Apr-2017.

How to talk about student prayers without sounding like a dumbass

Stop and think.

What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at … Continue reading

Pew still doesn’t understand the nones

Back in 2015, Pew Research Center released a massive report giving extensive projections on the growth of religions across the world between 2010 and 2050. Among the headline findings was that the Nones – those not part of any religion – would decline as a proportion of the global population … Continue reading

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