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These are the updates for the first six months of 1998. For the most recent updates click here.


Added and/or updated on 6/27/98
Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake Victoria

Added and/or updated on 6/26/98
Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the liveliest disputes ever

Added and/or updated on 6/25/98
What is Atheism? A Short Introduction

Added and/or updated on 6/22/98
Added Steve Benson cartoon
Added Steve Benson cartoon

Added and/or updated on 6/21/98
Added photos to "Confessions of an Aging, Hypocritical Ex-Missionary" by Wayne C. Booth part 1 and part 2

Added and/or updated on 6/15/98
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Added and/or updated on 6/12/98
Quote from Benjamin Franklin
Book of Abraham skinny (added and updated links)
Added link to "Affluenza"

Added and/or updated on 6/11/98
Quote from Erich Harth
The Creative Loop: How the Brain Makes a Mind
Evolution

Added and/or updated on 6/9/98
Darwin's Dangerous Idea (added and updated links)
"Confessions of an Aging, Hypocritical Ex-Missionary" by Wayne C. Booth part 3

Added and/or updated on 6/6/98
Added Steve Benson cartoon
Added Steve Benson cartoon
Added Steve Benson cartoon

Added and/or updated on 6/5/98
Mormons In Transition

Added and/or updated on 6/3/98
Added link to "A Response to Questions on the Book of Mormon, its Author and his Work"

Added and/or updated on 5/31/98
Black Mormons Resist Apology Talk

Added and/or updated on 5/28/98
Cells, Embryos, and Evolution

Added and/or updated on 5/26/98
Added link to "Spalding Studies"

Added and/or updated on 5/24/98
Added link to "Mormon Plan to Disavow Racist Teachings Jeopardized by Publicity"

Added and/or updated on 5/21/98
The Ascent of Science
Added link to "The Theist Manifesto"

Added and/or updated on 5/20/98
Added link to "Never Forsake"
The Nephrites? Ammonites? and Jadeites?

Added and/or updated on 5/19/98
Quotes from John Dewey
Reconstruction in Philosophy
Added link to "Mormons say there's no need to change race policy" and "LDS Leaders Haven't Discussed Racial Disavowal"

Added and/or updated on 5/18/98
Added link to "Mormons May Disavow Old View on Blacks"

Added and/or updated on 5/15/98
Added additional resource on the lack of design and purpose in nature
The Mormon Experience
Added more links on the Utah birth rate

Added and/or updated on 5/14/98
Possible options of belief for those Mormons who wonder about the LDS temple
LDS church happy about new bankruptcy law

Added and/or updated on 5/13/98
The Creative Loop: How the Brain Makes a Mind
Quote from Albert Einstein

Added and/or updated on 5/12/98
Added link to Bulletin Board message on the Jewish-Lamanite connection
Added link to Trib article on Utah birth rate

Added and/or updated on 5/11/98
Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape

Added and/or updated on 5/10/98
Added additional resources on the evolution of eyes

Added and/or updated on 5/9/98
Added link to "The Man with No Heart"

Added and/or updated on 5/7/98
Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays (added link to essay)

Added and/or updated on 5/6/98
Added link to new book on the subject of (non-eternal) gender
Humanist Anthology
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Who Is Jesus? : Answers to Your Questions About the Historical Jesus
Evolution: A Theory In Crisis
Living with Our Genes

Added and/or updated on 5/2/98
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (added links, quote, etc.)

Added and/or updated on 5/1/98
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Rational Theology : As Taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Added and/or updated on 4/28/98
The Roving Mind
Quote from John Dewey
Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (added cover and publication date)
Added link to Curt van den Heuvel's feedback

Added and/or updated on 4/27/98
Before the Beginning
Carl Sagan on NPR in RealAudio format (from 1996)
Added link to a new guidebook (and information about it) from the National Academy of Sciences called Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science in the "Animal, wildlife, and evolution books" section of Helping Your Child Learn Science

Added and/or updated on 4/24/98
Added link to Steve Benson's Good-bye to God
Added link to BYU's Student Review

Added and/or updated on 4/17/98
Quotes from Richard P. Feynman
The Meaning of It All : Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist

Added and/or updated on 4/15/98
Did aliens put a face on the surface of Mars?

Added and/or updated on 4/14/98
An Atheist Spiritual Mission Statement
No Man Knows My History (added link to FarmS review)
The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power (added link to FarmS review)
Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension

Added and/or updated on 4/12/98 - Happy Easter!
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat

Added and/or updated on 4/9/98
Blind Watchers of the Sky
Is there a difference between standardization and language intensive education?
Life: An Unauthorized Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

Added and/or updated on 4/8/98
Easter (added link to What happened on Easter?)
Linked to The Annotated Book of Mormon
All About Adam & Eve : How We Came to Believe in Gods, Demons, Miracles, & Magical Rites

Added and/or updated on 4/7/98
Study finds faith healing causes needless deaths

Added and/or updated on 4/6/98
The Inflationary Universe : The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

Added and/or updated on 4/4/98
Mormon Church Manual paints Polygamist Young as Monogamist

Added and/or updated on 4/3/98
New Bulletin Boards
Newton's Mental Model
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
Feedback Archive (includes a new message)

Added and/or updated on 4/1/98
Stats
...by His Own Hand Upon Papyrus
Evolution (added link to excerpt)

Added and/or updated on 3/29/98
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Added and/or updated on 3/27/98
Quote from Galileo

Added and/or updated on 3/26/98
Salvation by UFO? Or Maybe You Prefer Talking Snakes.
Mother Teresa (added link to "Defending Mother Teresa")

Added and/or updated on 3/25/98
The Unnatural Nature of Science
Science books for kids and part 2 (added several titles)

Added and/or updated on 3/24/98
Egyptology and the Book of Abraham (added links to David P. Wright's academic and research site and Stephen E. Thompson's bio)

Added and/or updated on 3/23/98
Einstein, History, and Other Passions

Added and/or updated on 3/21/98
Quote from David Hume

Added and/or updated on 3/20/98
Added link to new bulletin board
Added link to Larry Klaes' review of "Contact"
Quotes from Albert Einstein

Added and/or updated on 3/19/98
A Bullet to the Mind
Site Map (Broke off from the site map a page for dealing just with the Bible and Christianity)
Joined ex-Christian webring

Added and/or updated on 3/18/98
Quote from Rollenhagen
Venus Revealed: A New Look Below the Clouds of Our Mysterious Twin Planet
Human Population graph

Added and/or updated on 3/17/98
The Greeks and Their Gods
Reconstruction in Philosophy
Feedback

Added and/or updated on 3/16/98
Science TV for Kids
Mormon Church to operate 2002 Olympics?
Quotes from Robert Richardson
Quotes from Margaret Fuller
Quotes from Emerson

Added and/or updated on 3/15/98
Book of Mormon Error
Walden

Added and/or updated on 3/13/98
Mormonism : Shadow or Reality? (added link to FarmS review)
Front page - part 2 (broke this off for faster loading)
Nature and Walking
For the Common Good

Added and/or updated on 3/12/98
Added photo from and link to Churches ad hoc

Added and/or updated on 3/10/98
Mormon racism in perspective
Quote from Ludwig Borne
The Unlikeliest Cult in History

Added and/or updated on 3/9/98
Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer
Emerson: The Mind On Fire
Age of Reason (added quote)
UUism (added quote)
The Word of God (added link to FarmS review)
Shakespeare found in the Book of Mormon?

Added and/or updated on 3/6/98
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Kids books (added new book dealing with myth making)

Added and/or updated on 3/5/98
Quote from John Steinbeck

Added and/or updated on 3/4/98
Quote from T.H. Huxley
The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

Added and/or updated on 3/3/98
More Feedback

Added and/or updated on 3/2/98
Quotes from George Bernard Shaw
Guns, Germs, and Steel

Added and/or updated on 3/1/98
Dying to Live
Site Stats through February

Added and/or updated on 2/26/98
Deleted dead links and added a few new ones on Mormon and Freethought Links
Mormon Ring (new sites added)

Added and/or updated on 2/24/98
Huxley
Quotes from Adrian Desmond
Quote from Charles Darwin
Quote from Goethe

Added and/or updated on 2/23/98
Blinders (added graphic)
Feedback Archive

Added and/or updated on 2/22/98
Added quote

Added and/or updated on 2/20/98
Some former Mormon 'blasphemy' regarding the LDS temple
Added Carl Sagan quotes
Quote from Carl Sagan

Added and/or updated on 2/19/98
White magic in America: Capitalism, Mormonism and the doctrines of Stephen Covey
The Demon-Haunted World : Science As a Candle in the Dark
Helping Your Child Learn Science - Resources (several items added)
so many if fact that there is now a second page
Helping Your Child Learn Science (additional detail added)
Quote from Bertrand Russell
Gene for human sex reversal syndrome identified (more bad news for fans of The Family: A Proclamation to the World)

Added and/or updated on 2/18/98
The Blind Watchmaker
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche

Added and/or updated on 2/17/98
Science vs. The Cosmological and Teleological Arguments
Added Sagan quote to message

Added and/or updated on 2/16/98
Before The Beginning: Our Universe and Others
What is a cult?
Added a link to Interview With Carl Sagan - Kidnapped by UFOs?

Added and/or updated on 2/15/98
Quotes from Adrian Desmond
Quotes from Thomas Huxley
Feedback (added comment to previous reply)

Added and/or updated on 2/14/98
Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
Einstein, History, and Other Passions

Added and/or updated on 2/13/98
Added a link to From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians
Earth Abides
Early Mormon Documents (added index)
Added a link to Stephen Hawking's Universe
Is the Bat Creek Stone evidence for the Book of Mormon?

Added and/or updated on 2/12/98
Randi on PBS next week

Added and/or updated on 2/11/98
Happy Birthday Charles Darwin
Mormon Links (cleaned up and added several links)
Added link to Candid presentation of the endowment
Added link to photo of Joseph Smith's Seer Stone sold for $75,000
Added photo of John Brooke
Quote from Carl Sagan

Added and/or updated on 2/10/98
Carl Sagan mailing list added

Added and/or updated on 2/9/98
Feedback Archive
Quote from Edward Taylor
Added link to Mother Teresa's House of Illusions
Added link to Monkey in the Mirror

Added and/or updated on 2/6/98
Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Added and/or updated on 2/5/98
Quote from Mark Twain

Added and/or updated on 2/4/98
Birth Control and the Mormon Church

Added and/or updated on 2/3/98
Evolution
In God We Trust? (added additional documentation, clarified a misattributed quote)
Quote from Rene Descartes

Added and/or updated on 2/2/98
Overhauled several main pages including this one for faster loading.
In God We Trust? (added additional documentation)
Added quote to the introduction page

Added and/or updated on 2/1/98
Site statistics through January

Added and/or updated on 1/29/98
Quote from John Herschel

Added and/or updated on 1/27/98
Huxley : From Devil's Disciple to Evolution's High Priest
Feedback Archive
The Language Instinct (some minor changes and additions)

Added and/or updated on 1/26/98
Quote from Benjamin Franklin
Can Mormonism (or other religions) ruin a person's life?
Added link to Vatican to open up Inquisition archives

Added and/or updated on 1/23/98
Age of Reason
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Added and/or updated on 1/22/98
Added link to German pamphlet published by Orson Hyde in 1842
Added links to Solar System Simulator and Mysteries of Deep Space
Quote from Robert D. Richardson
Peace in the Book of Mormon (added author name and email address)

Added and/or updated on 1/21/98
Mormonism Site Map

Added and/or updated on 1/19/98
Quote from William Channing
Chatroom (added paging feature)

Added and/or updated on 1/17/98
Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

Added and/or updated on 1/16/98
Hebrew in the Book of Mormon
Conversations with Neil's Brain
Quote from Ed Ashment

Added and/or updated on 1/15/98
Is gender eternal? The Mormon church thinks so. Science doesn't.
Sites in the Mormon Ring (many new sites added)
Added link to Similarities Found In Human, Chimp Brains
Added link to Consciousness Studies
Added link to LDS Chronology Of Involvement In Same-Sex Marriage Politics


1997 Archive of updates

Please bring any factual, spelling, linking or other errors on these pages to my attention. Thank You.

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