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    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 […]

    Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

    As the world celebrates another Darwin Day, much of humanity still refuses to accept evolution. Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: “If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they don’t.” Yes, I suppose if the […]

    Legislation Marking Darwin Day Honors Scientists and Skeptics

    As the American Humanist Association’s legislative associate and lobbyist, I spend my time presenting the humanist community’s opinion to Congress on a wide array of legislative issues. While many of the bills I deal with are concerning, such as arguing against legislation that discriminates against LGBTQ Americans or supports government funding of private religious schools, […]

    A Humanist Alternative to Satanic Prayer

    It’s easy to feel sorry for the Satanic Temple. Just about everyone thinks they’re devil worshippers, even though that’s a major misconception: they don’t even believe the devil’s real. They merely see Satan as a symbol of rebellion. As stated on their website: To embrace the name Satan is to embrace rational inquiry removed from […]

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