HUMANISM 101 | End Cash Bail

Why are 76 percent of people held in jails not convicted of any crime? Because of the cash bail system that is only found in the United States and the Philippines. We’ve become so used... Read More

The “Fake News” We Tell Ourselves

Psychotherapists say that therapy is merely holding a mirror up to ourselves, just as Socrates championed the wisdom of “know thyself,” which was carved in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. 
We... Read More

Threads of Humanist History

History sometimes creeps quietly into the present, as little-known events in the past can have a huge influence today. Despite our small numbers, humanists have always made a significant mark on society. Here is a... Read More

It’s Our Turn

This magazine has recently discussed two of the most important books of this century so far: Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, 
Humanism, and Progress and Kurt 
Andersen’s Fantasyland: How America Went... Read More

What Will Be Human in the Future?

What does it mean to be human? As it relates to artificial intelligence (AI), this important question has been explored in science fiction films and television beginning with 2001: A Space Odyssey and more recently... Read More