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Study: Religion Set to Go Extinct in Nine Nations

Citizens in countries from Ireland to Canada to Austria are seeing less "utility" in organized religion.

A new study of census data from nine countries around the world has ascertained that, statistically, religion in those countries is going the way of the pterodactyl.

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We Win: Why Mubarak Stepping Down Feels Good Even Thousands of Miles Away

Egypt is joyous after its three-decade dictator succumbed to massive protests. Here's why that should make you happy.


Though the historical reach of Egypt extends far beyond the Arab states, many of us have no tangible connection whatsoever to the embroiled, newly Mubarak-less nation. Sure, we’ve been keeping tabs on the volatile situation there for the past few weeks, but that’s not the same as having relatives there or having lived there ourselves. And yet it’s still been exciting and joyous to watch the events unfold day in and day out, and it fills us with hope to today watch Hosni Mubarak step down as president. In a way, it feels like our victory, too. Is that OK? Yes, it is. Here’s why.

1. It proves that smart, rational people are everywhere.

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