Parents fatally whipped teen who wanted to quit church, New York court hears

There are many people who claim that religion is a force of good, that it is essentially harmless. Again and again, the faithful remind us how wrong that opinion is. A teen lost his life in a barbarous “counselling session” because he wanted to leave the church.

It’s the kids’ fault

Back in June of this year, I responded to a tweet from the account of the pope, @Pontifex. In his tweet, the pope or someone running the account for him, tweeted how we should build up society in light of the Beatitudes. We need to build up society in the light of the Beatitudes, walking […]

Over a dozen skeletons of an unknown, early Homo species found

Earlier this week, I Pressed this article. And now: an entire new Homo species. Just goes to show that there’s still a lot we don’t know about how our species came to be, exactly. What is evident though is that our evolution has been going on longer and more diverse than was previously thought. Homo […]

Humans aren’t so special after all: The fuzzy evolutionary boundaries of Homo sapiens

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that humans aren’t so different from our closest relatives. After all, evolution doesn’t create sharply defined edges between species. Over time, populations diverge slowly until they differ enough that we label them as a different species. Exciting new evidence of Neanderthals and Homo Erectus creating abstract patterns reveals […]