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    The Humanist Hour #178: Dr. Abby Hafer on Unintelligent Design

    Click to download an audio file of this podcast. In this episode, Bo Bennett speaks with Dr. Abby Hafer live, in studio, about her new book, The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not. Dr. Hafer is a speaker, writer, and humorist who particularly loves taking about Intelligent Design […]

    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,” […]

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    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 […]

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    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, […]

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