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The Humanist Magazine

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    Last December, a study by a research team at the University of Utah concluded that one of the most common species of Darwin’s finch, the medium ground finch (Geospitza fortis), will be driven to extinction in as little as several decades by parasitic flies (Philornis downsi) first brought on the Galapagos Islands by humans in […]

    Humanist Voices in Verse: “Creed” by Daniel Thomas Moran

    This week’s poem is by Daniel Thomas Moran, TheHumanist.com poetry editor, retired dentist and Boston University Assistant Professor, former Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, New York and the author of seven collections of poetry. He lives in Webster, New Hampshire with his wife, Karen, where he has taken on the role of Unemployed Poet and […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: My Nephew May Be Transgender. Their Parents are Evangelical. How Can I Help?

    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at dilemma@thehumanist.com (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Express or Suppress Transgender Suspicions? My husband and I have a superficial but friendly relationship with his evangelical brother and his wife. We deal with our religious […]

    All’s Fair in Love and War, Says Evolution

    When I highlighted some great scientific accomplishments in genetics and macroevolution last year in celebration of Darwin Day, I quoted University of California biologist Francisco Ayala who told Smithsonian Magazine, “Darwin didn’t know 99 percent of what we know, but the 1 percent he did know was the most important part.” And the 1 percent […]

    What Humanists Can Learn After Iowa and New Hampshire

    This is an article published under the Center for Freethought Equality, the 501c4 lobbying organization of the American Humanist Association. I know that Iowa is technically the first state to decide which presidential candidates will represent their political parties in November, but New Hampshire has the nickname of the “first-in-the-nation” primary for a reason. Pollsters […]

    The Cartoon History of Humanism, Episode 34

    View all episodes in the Cartoon History of Humanism series. Bringing Religion to Ground: Karl Marx It is 1851 and Karl Marx, the man who wrote The German Ideology and The Communist Manifesto, is proudly, one might say magnificently, riding a hired donkey for the entertainment of his friends and family. The last three years […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: It’s Time to Phase Out Catholic Hospitals

    Common decency took another sucker punch from the God industry last month in a case decided in California. Late in her pregnancy, Rebecca Chamorro and her doctor agreed that immediately after delivering her third child by Caesarian section, her doctor would perform a tubal ligation (more commonly known as “getting your tubes tied”) to prevent […]

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