Stephen Bullivant (St. Mary’s): Why Study Atheism?; and Defining “Atheism”. The real New Atheism: Jeffrey Tayler on rejecting religion for a just world. Remembering Christopher Hitchens: G. Elijah Dann on religious belief and Hitch's greatest hits. When did faith start to fade? Adam Gopnik reviews The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God by Peter Watson; and Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World by Mitchell Stephens. George Dvorsky on the 7 most intriguing philosophical arguments for the existence of God. From Philosophy Now, does God exist? William Lane Craig says there are good reasons for thinking that He does (and a response); and Rick Lewis interviews Simon Blackburn on his atheism. Clayton Littlejohn reviews God and Evidence: Problems for Theistic Philosophers by Rob Lovering. Ryan Stringer on a logical argument from evil. Oliver Burkeman on David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss, the one theology book all atheists really should read (and more by Damon Linker; Isaac Chotiner on how the case for God's existence is empowering atheists; and Jerry Coyne on why the “best arguments for God's existence” are actually terrible). No, we don’t owe your religion any “respect”. Can a Christian be an atheist? Dom Turner finds out. Are religious teachings fairy tales? Howard Kainz wonders. Research indicates that lack of religion is a key reason why people in wealthy countries don't feel a sense of purpose. Katie Engelhart on the age of atheism: “If God exists, why is anybody unhappy?”


Benjamin Remy Chabot (FRB) and G. Mitu Gulati (Duke): Santa Anna and His Black Eagle: The Origins of Pari Passu? From the inaugural issue of Critical Studies in Men's Fashion, Sharon Peoples (ANU): Embodying the Military: Uniforms; Diane Maglio (Berkeley): Peacocks in the Sands: Flamboyant Men’s Beachwear 1920–30; Kevin Matthews and Joseph H. Hancock (Drexel) and Zhaohui Gu (Xi’an Polytechnic): Rebranding American Men’s Heritage Fashions through the Use of Visual Merchandising, Symbolic Props and Masculine Iconic Memes Historically Found in Popular Culture; and Andrew Reilly and Eirik J. Saethre (Hawaii): The Hankie Code Revisited: From Function to Fashion. David Picard on chasing one’s inner South Pole. “Are you ready to have your phone tapped by the CIA?”: Andrew O’Hagan on ghosting Julian Assange. Stay put, young man: Americans used to be exceptional for how often they moved — but that once-powerful source of both efficiency and upward mobility is now in steep decline. Betsy Mason on mapping America's restless interstate migration without a map. Greg Afinogenov on Russia under Putin: In Russia, the reality is that the organized far right is a sideshow to what is really going on. The first chapter from The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations by Michael L. Ross. God called them to adopt, and adopt, and adopt. Why did the Schaibles let their children die? It was God’s will. Jim Russell on how global Dublin is killing rural Ireland.


Timothy J. Demy, Demetri Economos, and Jeffrey M. Shaw (NWC): Historical and Social Constructs of Technology: Contexts and Value for the Contemporary World. Jeff Malpas (Tasmania): The Fourfold and the Framework: Heidegger's Topological Critique of Technology. Charalampos Kokkinos (EAP): The Signification of Objects in the Context of a Critical Examination of Technological Civilization: An Interdisciplinary Approach; and Technology and Contemporary Human Condition: Cultural Expansion and Technological Intervention through Politics? Without government the market fails and fails badly: Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson on what the Simon-Ehrlich debate reveals about technological change. Harry Bentham reviews Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization by K. Eric Drexler. Robert D. Priest reviews The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon by John Tresch. The trouble with Moore's Law determinism: Your life is not 1,024 times as changey as it was ten years ago (and more on the status of Moore's Law: It's complicated). Despite claims to the contrary, the storage media in wide use today — CD-ROMs, spinning hard drives, flash memory, etc. — aren’t very durable; old-fashioned paper has done very well by comparison. Paul Waldman on technology's invisible future: When technology gets so advanced, it disappears. Larry Downes on how the faster a new technology takes off, the harder it falls. Farhad Manjoo on how to survive the next wave of technology extinction. Interstellar Hard Drive: All your precious data, everything you’ve created and every memory you’ve captured and stored, is etched on a hard disk somewhere on Earth; back it up all you want — it won’t matter if the planet goes.

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