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    The Cartoon History of Humanism, Episode Nine

    View all episodes in the Cartoon History of Humanism series. A Monk of Nature: The Medieval Science of Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus was one of those individuals seemingly born for the sole purpose of making the rest of humanity feel insignificant and underachieving. By every possible metric, he stuffed ten lifetimes of work, research, writing, […]

    Rules are for Schmucks: What is Discrimination, Really?

    This article is not about law, or ethics, but simply about the reasonable use of a single word. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty told Alice, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Outside of Wonderland, though, it helps if words can actually communicate a finite idea. When the […]

    How Hedonistic is Humanism?

    To commentators on Fox News, this is a no-brainer: humanism is completely hedonistic. Assuming some sort of ultimate moral authority, pundits from Bill O’Reilly to Glenn Beck to Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter to Rush Limbaugh all glibly characterize contemporary humanism as bereft of any acceptable (i.e., God-approved) system of ethics. To them, humanists care […]

    The Humanist Hour #112: The Camp Quest Experience, with Bob Ready and Sarah Henry

    In this episode, Bo Bennett interviews Bob Ready, Chair of Camp Quest, along with Sarah Henry, a long time camper. Camp Quest, the secular summer camp, is a place for fun, friends, and freethought for kids ages 8-17. They provide a traditional sleep-away summer camp experience with a wide range of activities including sports, crafts, […]

    Diversity Blooms at Colorado Secular Conference

    When you make “Celebrating Secular Diversity” the theme of your conference, and invite a diversity of speakers to address the topic, guess what happens? You get a diversity of exhibitors and attendees to match! And that’s what happened the weekend of August 15-17 when the Third Annual Colorado Secular Conference welcomed 150 attendees to Aurora, […]

    Cracks in Glass Ceilings

    Despite the amazing progress women have made in attaining equality, there are two areas in which women still noticeably lag: the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and in administrative and coaching jobs on professional sports teams. However, last week these glass ceilings were cracked when Maryam Mirzakhani was given the Fields Medal, the […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Dedication Service

    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. Dedication Service: I am an agnostic humanist and my younger brother is an atheist. Our older siblings are Catholic and Baptist. We are a close family but […]

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