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75th Anniversary Conference

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The Humanist Magazine

Read the latest issue of the Humanist Magazine, looking back at 75 years of critical inquiry and social concern.

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    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 […]

    The Humanist Hour #188: Black Nonbelievers: The Author’s Circle

    Click to download an audio file of this podcast. In this episode, Jenn Wilson introduces our new producer, Stephanie Zvan, and Kim Ellington talks to Frank Edwards, Ronald F. Murphy, Cheryl Abram, and Darrell Smith – authors who presented at the Black Nonbelievers fifth anniversary celebration in Atlanta last month. On January 16, 2016, Black […]

    Where to Get Birthday Cake on Darwin Day: Humanist Chapter Events in Your Area

    Last year we highlighted some of the events that AHA chapters and local groups held in celebration of Darwin Day. The American Humanist Association continues to encourage humanists to participate or host a local Darwin Day event, and here’s a list of activities taking place in honor of Darwin this year. Find one near you […]

    Infected with Dogma: How South America’s Response to the Zika Virus Fails Women

    Seemingly overnight, a virus previously thought to be mild has received national attention and elicited warnings from international organizations. Spreading now across more than two dozen countries, the Zika virus was once considered to be relatively innocuous compared to a similar mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever. The dengue virus frequently causes severe fever, joint pain, and […]

    AHA Announces 2016 Humanist Awardees to Be Honored at 75th Anniversary Conference

    Celebrating seventy-five years since the founding of organized humanism in the United States, the American Humanist Association announced the recipients of the 2016 Humanist Awards to be given at its 75th Anniversary Conference in Chicago this May. Best-selling author, Pulitzer-Prize winner, and UCLA professor Jared Diamond will be honored with the the 2016 Humanist of […]

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