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Ignorance strip’t bare: Rodney Stark and triumphalist historiography

by Richard K. Payne I remember being struck many years ago by the question underlying Joseph Needham’s massive project Science and Civilization in China: Why did China not follow the same line of progress in the development of science that … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Religion (Out of Someone Else’s): A Class Exercise

by Jospeh Laycock This semester I had the pleasure of conducting a grand experiment with my students that I have wanted to do for several years. My class ran a simulation in which we created eleven imaginary religious traditions and … Continue reading

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