The HUMANIST Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ahead of this Sunday's premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, TheHumanist.com revisits our 2009 interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, winner of that year's Isaac Asimov Science Award at the American Humanist Association's 68th Annual Conference. Tyson's reboot of Cosmos follows Carl Sagan's wildly popular original. Watch the premiere on Sunday, March 9...

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Humanism and the Burqa Bugaboo

The recent burqa controversy, plaguing France has produced yet another headache for liberals, humanists, and lovers of democracy who feel themselves trapped between conflicting principles. While the term “burqa” (a head-to-toe covering) is commonly used in...

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This issue explores a variety of paths that people travel to find their way to humanism. The path for each person is different, and yet, they share a desire to find meaning and an ethical and rational means of addressing the challenges...

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Why We Need More Black Humanists in Academia

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2021 Humanist of the Year, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

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Religious Liberty Isn’t More Sacred than Other Rights

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