The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as soon as possible. Second, their game plan is terrifyingly brilliant and deserves our respect.  To dismiss them as another murderous terrorist organisation underestimates how dangerous they could potentially become.  Why? It More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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The Holy Trinity: How to explain Climate Change to Conservative Christians

To the great surprise of most people living in North America, January 2014 was the fourth warmest January in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What is even more More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Why God needs the government: multiculturalism vs monotheism

FHN looks at the worship of Aton, the first monotheistic religion over 3,350 years ago, and how changes to European attitudes to Christianity today may make Islam more rigid in the future.   Multiculturalism and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe, Pt 2: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar

This is a continuation of an earlier article, The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background, but can be read as a stand alone article as well. Alexander More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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The Origins of Christianity and the Universe: Constantine and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Superficially the Roman Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the Planck Observatory, which just released the oldest pictures of the Universe when it was a mere More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Are Europeans fundamentally racist?

Switzerland has a unique form of democracy which allows for referendums to be held on any issue so long as the proponents gather a minimum of 100,000 certified signatures supporting the referendum.  The Ecopop More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Will Creationism damage US competitiveness?

Conservative Christians helping evolutionary biologists get closer to God Survey after survey show that Americans are uneasy about the Theory of Evolution and prefer to believe that creationism, as revealed in the More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Roots: A historical understanding of climate change denial, creationism and slavery – 1629-1775

What do black slavery, creationism and climate change denial all have in common?  In the US, at least, a biblical justification and a fascinating geographic overlap.  We look at the issues and then try to understand More...