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Materialistic and one-sided criticism of religion

Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett: The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked and Atheist Revolution

: DEBATE ON FAITH: When faith is attacked with bravura by four intellectual musketeers, religion as a life experience is hardly affected.

Step forward, yes, but progress?

Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now. The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress

: In his eagerness to defend reason and enlightenment, Steven Pinker forgets that this can include more than what he himself puts into the concepts.

Let's stick to science when it comes to 9 / 11, not conspiracies

: Unfortunately, there was more focus on the "problem of conspiracy theorists" than discussing facts and scientific arguments after Ny Tid's 9/11 article in September.

A dusty hovering in a sunbeam

James Lovelock: The Earth and I

EARTH: For many, James Lovelock has been a science enfant terrible for around 50 years.

The environmental crisis from the perspective of the stars

David Grinspoon: Earth in Human Hands – Shaping Our Planet's Future

: The day we help instead of disturbing the climate, we can talk about the "mature anthropocene".

The wonderful new world of biology

: DNA research, stem cell research and developments in modern medicine and biology have set minds on fire. But as always, it is better to know than to think.