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Why Do The Unbelievers Rage?
We are witnessing another of the fierce assaults on religion and on theism that have recurred in the modern era.…
Zeri: A Philosophy and Methodology to Reinvent the World
Many Friends have become increasingly concerned that our current economic system is not sustainable. Clearly, a perpetual growth economy is…
A Friend's Path to Nuclear Power
Over a decade ago, I held opinions about nuclear energy similar to those of many Friends. I worked against nuclear…
Climate Change, Quakerism, and a Transformed Life
It was a blind date with a rising executive with General Motors that did it. It was the late 1980s…
Putting the Nuclear Genie Back in the Lamp
We are warned through folk tales and other kinds of traditional wisdom of the folly of seeking superhuman powers. For…
Quaker scientist? That’s how Kent Thornburg describes himself. He was born into a Quaker family, and his parents recognized and…
I am a scientist, an atheist, and a skeptic who does not believe in any form of the supernatural. Nonetheless,…
Whose DNA Is It Anyway?
What if your girlfriend asked you to take a DNA test before you got engaged? Or your employer wanted a…
A Spiritual Haven for Scientists
From a vantage point of years, I can reflect upon an inwardly satisfying life in which science and Quakerism have…
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