I've written hundreds of articles over the years, for the New York Times and elsewhere. Here are some of my favorites, in full or part. You can read all of my Times columns, features, book reviews, etc., for free, at www.nytimes.com. But because even I have to pay to reprint my Times articles here, I include the complete text of only a few.

"All But Ageless, Turtles Face Their Biggest Threat," NYT, Dec. 2, 2006

"Bully for New Buffalo," from Preservation, March/April 2004

"Do Straw Men Have DNA?" from The American Scholar, Spring 2003

"My God Problem — and Theirs," from The American Scholar, Spring 2004

"Men, Women, Sex and Darwin," adapted from Woman and published in The New York Times Magazine, Feb. 1, 1999

"But What About the Tooth Fairy, Mom? Raising a Healthy God-Free Child in a Hopelessly God-struck Nation." Acceptance speech for the Freedom from Religion Foundation's "Emperor Has No Clothes Award," November, 2003

"Enlightenment Thinking," The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 10, 2000

"So You Want to be a Tough Gal?" The New York Times, April 27, 1991

"Natural Disasters," from The Nature of Nature

"In the Heart of Granite Country," Preservation, November/December 2004

Introduction to the 2001 edition of Eve Curie's Madame Curie: A Biography

"Birthday Suit: What You Want to Know About the Organ That Tells All," The American Scholar, Autumn 2006

"Confessions of a Lonely Atheist," The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 14, 2001

"Giving Bush the Birds, and the Bees, and the Howlers in the Trees," series on ecotourism from slate.com