Sketches on Atheism

Could the next Duncan McDougal please stand up… We promise not to laugh.

Duncan McDougal was a magnificent fool. Magnificent because he was bold enough to test a theory that would transform the world, and a fool because he convinced himself he’d actually succeeded. Duncan McDougal weighed the human soul.  It sounds absurd because it was, but this Massachusetts physician believed he could find and deliver definitive proof … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Can we please have a logical, rational, cosmologically sound conversation about death without all the magical bugaboos?

It’s coming to us all, there’s no avoiding it, and for far too long religion has occupied the high ground in any conversation concerning it. It’s death, and the balance of power swirling around this rather thorny subject has to shift back – radically back – to the rational and real. Now, let’s face it, … Continue reading