Why Aren't Atheists In Prison?

A colleague of mine put together two studies.  One was a Pew poll of the U. S. population and the percentages of people by their respective religious beliefs.  The other was a study done by the U. S. prison system of the prison population.   The study compared, by religion,  the percentage of people in general…
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I Love Chaos

The topic of chaos is a favorite in my field of economics.  The chaos of the market is supposed to bring to the top the best combination of products and prices. But, chaos is really everyone’s favorite topic.  Getting rid of chaos, that is.  Politicans, businesses and religion all market themselves as the ones who…
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Forced Religion In The Military

One of the most disgusting things I’ve heard about in recent years is that of religious beliefs being forced on secular personnel in the military.  If ever there was a place in our government where religion views should be left unstated, it is in this captive environment. The accusations that superiors impose their views on subordinants…
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Are We Aborigines?

Many years ago, I watched a documentary of an anthropologist who was traveling with a group of aborigines.  They were trekking across some stretch of land, I don’t remember where. The purpose of their trek was to find food. There were women and children in the group and the tribe’s leaders noted that signs of …
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Where Does Your God Live?

One little corner of the human experience I’ve followed since graduate school is the location of various peoples’ gods.  Now, I don’t claim to be an expert in this area of anthropology, it’s just one of my quirky curiousities. The Christian God, of course, is in the sky. Some native cultures find their spiritual beings…
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