LAST BISON GONE Ours is the curse of the blighted touch that wilts every green shoot and flower we mean to admire, keep, re-create... Read More

How Do We “Do” Humanism?

by Michael Werner

It seems we nontheists go by many names—atheist, secularist, freethinker, humanist, secular humanist, rationalist, agnostic, and so on—as if these differences actually mean something.... Read More

Making Friends in High Places Three American peace activists meet their young Afghani counterparts

by Kathy Kelly, Jerica Arents, and David Smith-Ferri

Bamiyan Province in Afghanistan, a stunningly beautiful mountainous region, is located in the center of the country, roughly 100 miles northwest of Kabul. Most... Read More


by David Swanson

War Is a Lie is the 2010 self-published book by Humanist contributor David Swanson, in which he attempts a comprehensive refutation of all the... Read More

Speaking of Sex An interview with psychologist Christopher Ryan, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

by Barry F. Seidman and Arnell Dowret

Christopher Ryan received a BA in English and American literature from Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, in 1984 and returned twenty years later... Read More

Scientific Spirit How romantics and technophiles can reconcile our love-hate relationship with scientific progress

by Joseph Grosso

In March 2009 headlines blared across the front pages of New York’s Daily News that were at once stimulating, scary, and altogether predictable. Dr.... Read More

A Bad Month for Atheists?

by Sean Mulligan

Following the January 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed federal judge John Roll along with five others and injured fourteen people,... Read More

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