Michael Werner

Posts by Michael Werner (page 4)

Think Denmark

“The good life is one guided by reason and motivated by love.” —Bertrand Russell We all know that discourse in the United States today... Read More

Not so Fast

Evolution can be brutal. Our ancestors who survived for millions of years on the African veldt endowed us with tools for survival and reproduction.... Read More

Our Pragmatist Tradition

A college student recently asked me, “How do you humanists know what’s true?” It’s an honest question, not given to simple answers. While individual... Read More

The Danger of Scientism

I’ve been surprised at how many people I’ve met in the secular movement who dismiss fiction, saying they’re only interested in reading nonfiction and,... Read More

The Dominionists are Coming

At one time I naïvely thought fundamentalists were just a bunch of backwoods yokels and that humanism was steadily advancing and would ultimately prevail.... Read More

The Church of the Greater Solipsism

Much of the secular world has focused on problems of traditional organized authoritarian religion, but has had little concern for the equally problematic modern... Read More