We almost died. Our whole species. Between 90,000 and 60,000 years ago Homo sapiens sapiens went through a population bottleneck in which we were down to no more than 10,000 individuals and perhaps as few... Read More
With the House of Representatives making a push to revive the dormant school voucher program in the District of Columbia, now is a good time to revisit why so-called “school choice” would have a pernicious... Read More
Voltaire famously wrote, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” After last Wednesday’s Westboro Baptist Church Supreme Court Ruling, it is... Read More
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. I’ve heard people imply that there is some sort of ideological... Read More
Following the January 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed federal judge John Roll along with five others and injured fourteen people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, I found myself, like many other... Read More
It’s Not Just Evolution They’re Attacking The religious right has expanded its war on reason to include the science of climate change.
With Darwin Day approaching, now is a good time to point out that there is more to the religious right’s attacks on science in the United States than just their attempts to suppress the teaching... Read More
Michael Werner, former president of the American Humanist Association, examines the various courses of action humanists can take to explain a lifestance that appeals to both the heart and mind. Have you had problems with... Read More