"Until fifty years ago, it was widely assumed that China had no tradition of scientific thought and innovation. "
"In fact, the current economic woes look a lot like what my 96-year-old grandmother still calls "the real Great Depression." She pinched pennies in the 1930s, but she says that times were not nearly so bad as the depression her grandparents went through. That crash came in 1873 and lasted more than four years. It looks much more like our current crisis."
"THE ATHEON IS A SECULAR TEMPLE DEVOTED TO SCIENTIFIC WORSHIP. DELIVERING SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT THROUGH EXPOSURE TO THE LATEST RESEARCH IN FIELDS RANGING FROM COSMOLOGY TO QUANTUM MECHANICS, THE ATHEON OFFERS A NONDENOMINATIONAL ALTERNATIVE TO THEOCENTRIC RELIGIONS SUCH AS JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM. OUR CREDO IS TO MAKE FAITH RATIONAL."
"What is a bright?
A bright is a person who has a naturalistic worldview
A bright's worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements
The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic worldview"