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    Eight Reasons Darwin Almost Didn’t Board the HMS Beagle

    For Charles Darwin, it was an invitation from his former Cambridge mentor J.S. Henslow that would change his life. Up until that time, Darwin had been given nothing more than what his uncle Josiah Wedgwood described as “an enlarged curiosity,” a phrase that may or may not have been a jab at his inability to […]

    Poetry: “The Skeletons of Dreams” by Philip Appleman

    On this date–November 24–in 1859 Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, was published. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. In honor of this anniversary, we’re pleased to reprint Philip Appleman’s poem, “The Skeletons of Dreams,” […]

    Book Excerpt: The Myths that Stole Christmas

    We all secretly know that Christmas isn’t wholly good cheer, but David Kyle Johnson is brave enough to say it. The Myths that Stole Christmas debunks the biggest misconceptions about America’s most popular holiday and dares readers to take it back and make the season their own! Now available (including extensive footnotes and references) from Humanist Press […]

    Compassion Trumps Religion

    This past March, the Atlantic featured a story by Graeme Wood titled “What ISIS Really Wants,” which Jack Jenkins responded to at ThinkProgress with “What the Atlantic Gets Dangerously Wrong about ISIS and Islam.” Their fight about whether ISIS is Islamic has proliferated with increased strength in social media, especially in the aftermath of the […]

    Remembering Our Dead: Transgender Day of Remembrance Sadly Still Needed

    Since 1999, on November 20 people around the world (today in more than 185 cities and twenty countries) observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). On this day communities come together to remember those lost to anti-transgender violence in the past year. The event began as a memorial to an African-American transgender woman from Allston, Massachusetts, […]

    US Needs Humanists to Correct Its Self-Sabotaging Israel-Palestine Policy

    The Middle East is at its most unstable point in decades: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya are being ravaged by civil wars fueled by outside powers; Saudi Arabia is facing an increase in domestic terrorist attacks that threaten to ignite sectarian conflict within oil production centers vital to the global economy; and over the last […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Do I Need God to Become a US Citizen?

    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. Do I Need God To Become A Citizen? I am having an ethical dilemma. To become a US citizen you must sign and submit Form 400. Included there is the Oath […]

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