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One manifestation of secularism is asserting the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people.

Recognized as the founder of the science of international law, Gentili is perhaps one of the most influential people in legal education ever to have lived. He is one of the four men referred to as the "Father of international law". Gentili has been the earliest writer on public international law and the first person to split secularism from canon law and Roman Catholic theology
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The term "secularism" was first used by the British writer George Jacob Holyoake in 1851. Although the term was new, the general notions of freethought on which it was based had existed throughout history.

Holyoake invented the term "secularism" to describe his views of promoting a social order separate from religion, without actively dismissing or criticizing religious belief. An agnostic himself, Holyoake argued that ...

"Secularism is not an argument against Christianity, it is one independent of it. It does not question the pretensions of Christianity; it advances others. Secularism does not say there is no light or guidance elsewhere, but maintains that there is light and guidance in secular truth, whose conditions and sanctions exist independently, and act forever. Secular knowledge is manifestly that kind of knowledge which is founded in this life, which relates to the conduct of this life, conduces to the welfare of this life, and is capable of being tested by the experience of this life."
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There's an estimated 12.7 million metric tons of trash in the ocean. One young man has devised a way to try and clean it, but could it really work?
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In the history of human civilization humans looked up at the sky and saw light. Now we can listen to the very fabric of space and time.
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Some atheists want to celebrate difference, others want to join the political arena. Time for an Atheist Party?
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This week on the podcast, Betsy Corcoran interviews Eduardo Briceño, founder and CEO of Mindset Works, a company that takes university research into the growth mindset and turns it into programs for schools. He's bullish on the growth mindset; it's what his company is named after. It's a concept tha
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Sequence of 430,000-year-old DNA pushes back divergence of humans and Neanderthals.
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