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Big Gods …

Professor John Radford, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of East London, reviews  Big Gods: How religion transformed co-operation and conflict by Ara Norenzayan. I initially held back a little from reading this book, partly because I’ve never been very keen on gods, especially big ones, and the title suggested a more favourable view […]

Perpetual progress – is it possible?

I ATTENDED the 82nd Conway Memorial Lecture, given on June 26, 2014, by Lisa Jardine, CBE, one of Jacob Bronowski’s four daughters, under the title “Things I Never Knew about my Father” – just as I had attended the 45th lecture of the same series, given sixty years ago by Bronowski himself, under the title […]

The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief

THE fact that I contributed one small article to this massive work hardly debars me, I think, from reviewing it. Owing little to A Rationalist Encyclopedia (1948) by Joseph McCabe, the book under review is edited by Tom Flynn, who also edits the American journal Free Inquiry, and it is the direct, expanded and updated, […]