Dying to Choose

Dying to Choose

When terminal illness robs people of a long and happy future, leaving them only with the ashes of suffering and decline, who would say that we should refuse to end their suffering should they openly request it? Those that propose we deny people the right to choose an...
Convergent Lines of Evidence

Convergent Lines of Evidence

If you listen to those whose theistic belief causes them to question Evolution through Natural Selection you might be expected to believe that the evidence is incomplete or weak. You might hear about how radiological dating can be inaccurate. Dawkins has spent a...
Religion as a Weapon

Religion as a Weapon

Last year we saw Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) begin a deliberate campaign of terror. While countries like Saudi Arabia have used beheading as a execution method what they didn’t do was film it and use the material in a public relations campaign....
Immortals vs The Precariat

Immortals vs The Precariat

In 2005 I wrote an article about a future in which immortal machines will rise. It outlined how computers will become so advanced they will overtake the capability of humans. The conclusion that this will occur was difficult to avoid given everything we knew about...

Christians no longer the majority

The census held in March 2013 shows that the majority of New Zealanders are not Christian. In the lead up to the census the NZARH conducted a radio campaign educating people to be honest about their religious affiliation. It encouraged people to tick ‘no...