Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study | Big Think


A recent study demonstrates significant benefits of teaching young students philosophy.
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Three More Candidates for Statewide Office Announce Their Non-Theism Before the Primaries


There are a lot of atheists running for office this year.
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Satanic prayer at council meeting disrupted by crowd


A satanic prayer held at Pensacola city council meeting was disrupted by a crowd Thursday night. Police escorted people out of the meeting.I saw community of people come together and take a stand for what was right, explained Bruce Gullie.
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Westminster University achieves national first by hiring first-ever paid secular adviser for staff and students | News | Student | The Independent


The University of Westminster has achieved a national first by appointing the first-ever paid secular adviser for non-religious staff and students. Trained and accredited by the British Humanist Association (BHA), the charity says Isabel Millar’s role will be the first to address the fact that non-religious people are “unlikely to accept emotional and spiritual support from a religious adviser.”
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Women in Secularism 4


A Center for Inquiry Conference · September 23 – 25, 2016
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‘Pastafarian’ fights to wear pasta strainer in license photo | Chicago Sun-Times


A Chicago-area woman wants to sue for the right to wear a pasta strainer, but she’s been ordered to get another driver’s license photo without one.
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Bill Nye says he hopes that the Ark Encounter goes bankrupt and closes before it is completed


Bill Nye the Science Guy paid a visit to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter and he wasn’t impressed.
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The Way of the Heathen offers a new look at navigating the atheist life


Too often I hear from atheists that being an atheist defines very little about who they are. That their non-belief in god may not even appear in a top 10 list of things they feel are important to them.
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We’re All Biased, but That Doesn’t Keep Us from Making Valid Decisions


We can oftenbelieveconclusions we reach even when we know that we arrived at themin a biased way
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/we-re-all-biased-but-that-doesn-t-keep-us-from-making-valid-decisions

The kids of Jesus Camp, 10 years later: ‘Was it child abuse? Yes and no’


The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories
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