Nevyn O'Kane is a History and Philosophy major at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Married with no children (ever) to a beautiful intelligent woman, he is a frequently scathing (thus less often published) comment writer. An atheist with pagan tendencies, primary issues include state and church separation, animal rights, gay rights, social injustice, and a woman's right to choose. Professional goals include a professorship in Philosophy of Religion, and continued journalistic contributions.
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Teach "Intelligent" Design? Absolutely!
Nevyn O'Kane | December 23, 2004 | Kiosk Article
[ Creationism | Science ]
What better to teach, in a science class, than the science of "intelligent" design? What better way is there to expose the fraud of ID than to begin by enlightening our children to its factual emptiness? What educator would not relish this opportunity to inform?
"Atheist" Scare-Quotes Original
Nevyn O'Kane | November 4, 2004 | Kiosk Article
[ Atheism | Naturalism ]
"'Atheist.' You can almost hear the thunder rolling in the background. Just in the last few days, I've seen 'atheist' written in ways that indicate that the word represents a menacing entity--or even something supernatural. This seems to tell me that 'atheist' and 'atheism' are not only terms commonly misunderstood, but also words outside normal, acceptable, rational speech."
Nevyn O'Kane | October 25, 2004 | Kiosk Article
In a recent article in The Leaf Chronicle, Jim Monday, with the help of the Barna Research Group, manages to paint a surreal picture of the State and Church separation issue that is a sad reflection of the overall misconceptions often found on the far right.
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