Nikki Stern

Nikki Stern is the author of Because I Say So: Moral Authority’s Dangerous Appeal and Hope in Small Doses, published by Humanist Press. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and the Humanist. She has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and CBS’ “Sunday Morning.” She writes for her blog at

Posts by Nikki Stern

Thinking Like a Scientist

Constituents of Rush Holt, the popular congressman representing central New Jersey, like to flaunt bumper stickers that declare: “My congressman IS a rocket scientist.”... Read More

Book Excerpt: Because I Say So

Like a number of progressives, skeptics, and humanists, author Nikki Stern resisted the wholesale rush to judgment after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.... Read More

Good Bless America

I love celebrating Independence Day. I'm grateful to live in this country, grateful for the freedoms we often take for granted. I plant my Independence Day... Read More