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Hi EnthusiasticAtheist

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:56:43 UTC | #951274

Go to: Does Religion = Superstition? G-D Forbid!

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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:27:45 UTC | #951175

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:00:37 UTC | #950783

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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:00:40 UTC | #950666

Go to: The Magic of Reality - paperback release June 21

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Nitin - the paperback does have a few small illustrations by Dave McKean, but far fewer than the hardback.

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 14:04:19 UTC | #950385

Go to: The raw deal of determinism and reductionism

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:06:02 UTC | #949896

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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:16:15 UTC | #949846

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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:32:42 UTC | #949841

Go to: Questionnaire for ex-theists (part 2)

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Corrected.

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:53:48 UTC | #949602

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:37:39 UTC | #949599

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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:53:13 UTC | #949253

Go to: Infanticide in higher mammals

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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:48:40 UTC | #948908

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:17:01 UTC | #948802

Go to: Moral compass: a guide to religious freedom

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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:59:19 UTC | #948189

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:10:22 UTC | #947908

Go to: Three Developments in British Education

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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:47:32 UTC | #947835

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:42:33 UTC | #946163

Go to: Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 12:57:32 UTC | #945311

Go to: Bullying, lies, and discrimination aren't "religious liberty"

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 12:54:38 UTC | #945310

Go to: Sixty Years of British Science Innovation

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Dear all

This thread is an opportunity to celebrate science. It would be a shame to see that opportunity lost because people can't see past the very brief reference to the Jubilee.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:46:47 UTC | #944949

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Wed, 30 May 2012 11:19:03 UTC | #944446

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Wed, 30 May 2012 11:12:52 UTC | #944445

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Tue, 29 May 2012 10:04:31 UTC | #944192

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Tue, 22 May 2012 19:23:24 UTC | #942918

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Mon, 21 May 2012 22:56:01 UTC | #942702

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Mon, 21 May 2012 16:43:18 UTC | #942625

Go to: UPDATED: Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible

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UPDATE: You can hear Richard's discussion about this on the BBC World Service here. The discussion with him and Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society begins at 43'57'

Sun, 20 May 2012 15:43:54 UTC | #942450

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UPDATE: Richard will be discussing this live on the BBC World Service at 1.45pm BST (that's GMT+1) today. Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society will also be taking part in the discussion. You can listen live via this link and if you can't listen in live, it will be available for a further 7 days on the BBC iPlayer.

Sun, 20 May 2012 11:29:01 UTC | #942416

Go to: Human Races May Have Biological Meaning, But Races Mean Nothing About Humanity

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Fri, 18 May 2012 21:06:52 UTC | #942230

Go to: Dawkins Foundation: Innovating for a Secular World. A Call to Action by Sean Faircloth, Madison, WI

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Sun, 13 May 2012 15:29:11 UTC | #941290