Category Archives: Science Sundays

Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 4) (SS#11)

For the last three weeks I have been discussing the academic literature studying anti-atheist prejudice. My goal with this project is to eventually weave this research together into something that more closely resembles a discussion amongst social and psychological scientists. … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 3) (SS#10)

For the past two weeks I’ve been reviewing the academic literature about anti-atheist prejudice in the US (here and here). In both reviews I’ve explained some recommended prejudice mitigating factors and even offered some of my own. This week I’ll … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 2) (SS#9)

If everyone in the world believed in god except me, there wouldn’t be much of a reason to form prejudices against me. At worst you’d probably just think I’m crazy. I wouldn’t be perceived as a threat. I’d just be … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 1) (SS#8)

Over the next several weeks I will be reviewing the literature regarding prejudice towards atheists in what will ultimately become a comprehensive literature review. This review, once complete, should suffice to say, “Prejudice against atheists is rampant.” Most, if not … Continue reading

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Stem Cells and Parkinson’s Disease (SS#7)

Do you remember when “stem cell” was a bad word in the American religious context, conjuring fears of mass abortions to fund mad scientists “playing god”? Thankfully that was a long time ago and human embryonic stem cell research in … Continue reading

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“Nones”: The Rise of Religiously Unaffiliated Americans (SS#6)

In this episode of Science Sunday, I’m going to examine “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey: Religious Affiliation: Diverse and Dynamic,” a recent publication by┬áThe Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. There’s a lot of data to sort through, and the … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution and Moral Panic (SS#5)

In today’s episode of Science Sunday, I will be discussing a rather dated article from┬áSociological Viewpoints, Fall 2005, titled “The Quasi-Theory of Godlessness in America: Implications of Opposition to Evolution for Sociological Theory.” As a general rule for SS I … Continue reading

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Trusting Atheists: Remember Kids, the Police Exist (SS#4)

There’s a general consensus that atheists are to be distrusted. Without belief of an all powerful being who ultimately serves as a judge, jury, and executioner for all of our earthly transgressions, who’s to say atheists aren’t breaking any and … Continue reading

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