Resources - Atheism - Publications
These are important internet sites that are magazines (and other such publications) relating to free thought, scientific endeavor and progress, skepticism, secularism, and/or atheism. If you know of a web site that should be included in this list, please share it with us.
- Cobourg Atheist (Canadian news articles on atheism and subjects of interest to atheists)
- There are currently (as of 2013) more than 1,400 articles on the Cobourg Atheist web site. They include videos and articles by leaders in atheism like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Dan Dennett, and more. There are articles on problems with Islam, Catholics, and Fundamentalists. There are statistics and survey results to show trends and attitudes worldwide. But, sooner or later, most of what needs to be said has been said. Remaining are new events, news, personalities, and the occasional new idea.
- Freethought Today
- Freethought Today, the only freethought newspaper in North America, is published 10 times a year (with combined issues in January/February and June/July).
Edited by Bill Dunn, Freethought Today covers timely news related to state/church separation and includes articles of interest to freethinkers.
- The FreeThinker [Magazine]
- The FreeThinker magazine provides in-depth articles, reviews and lively commentary from a rationalist viewpoint. It played a key role in pioneering the birth control movement, and has vigorously campaigned - and still campaigns - alongside the closely-associated National Secular Society, on a wide range of important issues. The publication also seeks:
- the disestablishment of the Church of England
- the removal of all religious representation from the House of Lords
- the ending of religious indoctrination and religious assemblies in State schools
- the closure of all publicly-funded "faith-based" schools
- the ending of the provision of prison, hospital and armed forces chaplains at public expense
- The Humanist
- The Humanist applies humanism - a natural and democratic outlook informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion - to broad areas of social and personal concern. In pursuit of alternative ideas, the Humanist airs opinions by a distinguished cadre of writers covering everything from science and religion to media and technology to politics and popular culture that challenge readers with insightful ethical critique and commentary on the central issues.
- Phys.org is a leading web-based science, research, and technology news service which covers a full range of topics that include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and other sciences and technologies. Launched in 2004, Phys.org's readership has grown steadily to include 1.75 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. Phys.org publishes approximately 100 quality articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide.
- Prospect Magazine
- Prospect has established itself as a must-read title with key figures in government, journalism, policy making, and business. People turn to Prospect for the ideas and trends behind the headlines and for a contrarian view of topics.
Its depth sets it apart. Each issue brings together the sharpest minds on the events and ideas that define the modern world. What results is an entertaining, informative, and open-minded magazine that mixes compelling argument and clear-headed analysis with elegance and vitality in design.
- Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal.
(The AAAS is Science's publisher, and a leading voice for the interests of scientists worldwide. Founded in 1848, the association is the world's largest general-science society; through its primary membership and its affiliations with over 250 scientific societies and academies, it serves 10 million individuals. The organization's mission, simply stated, is to "advance science and serve society.")
- Science Daily - Your source for the latest research news
- Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution -- the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate & environment, computers, engineering, health & medicine, math, physics, psychology, technology, and more -- from the world's leading universities and research organizations.
- Secular News Daily - news and views from a secular perspective
- In a secular society, government is neutral toward religion; not only is no particular sect promoted, but religious belief in general is neither promoted nor stifled. Religion in a secular society is a private matter, not the basis for legislation. The result? True religious liberty for all, regardless of religious belief -- or non-belief. Secular News Daily's mission is to keep you informed about progress toward - and away from - a secular society, in the USA and internationally.
- The Skeptic
- Since 1992, the Skeptics Society has published Skeptic, a quarterly journal that examines a wide variety of social, scientific, and pseudoscientific controversies. The magazine's contributors are top experts in their fields, making Skeptic a respected academic voice. The magazine has been called "stimulating and provocative" by Carl Sagan, "clearly superior ... gutsy" by Edward O. Wilson, and "the best journal in the field" by Stephen Jay Gould.
- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, LLC. It is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science through online and other media in the form of a weekly science podcast talkshow discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims, from a scientific point of view.
The first episode of the SGU podcast went online on May 4th, 2005. It soon became a popular science/skeptical podcast, and continues to be among the most popular science PodCasts on iTunes (and the publications can also be downloaded freely from the archive section of the web site).