Extensive (New) Interview with Tim Mendham – Executive Officer & Editor, Australian Skeptics Inc.

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Tim Mendham is the Executive Officer & Editor for Australian Skeptics Inc. Here we talk about some recent activities. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What has the Australian Skeptics been up to, lately? Tim Mendham: The Skeptics started off dealing mostly with the paranormal areas almost 40 years … Continue reading

Interview with Rebecca Hale – Former President, American Humanist Association & Board Member, Humanists International

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rebecca Hale is an American icon of the humanist movement. She is the Former President of the American Humanist Association, Co-Owner of EvolveFISH.com, Co-Founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, and a current Board Member of Humanists International (formerly International Humanist and Ethical Union). She became a Member … Continue reading

Progressive secularism

By Ian Bushfield — This past weekend while we enjoyed sunny blue skies in Vancouver, 20,000 atheists, humanists, and freethinkers gathered in Washington, DC for a rainy Reason Rally. The speaker’s list was a veritable who’s who of the New Atheist movement, with Richard Dawkins, Tim Minchin, and Adam Savage taking … Continue reading

Affirmations humanistes

By Association humaniste du Québec — Nous nous engageons à privilégier le recours à la raison et à la science pour comprendre l’univers et pour résoudre les problèmes qui confrontent les humains. Nous déplorons les efforts ayant pour objectif de dénigrer l’intelligence humaine, d’expliquer le monde en termes surnaturels, et de … Continue reading

Interview with Joe C. of Rebellion Dogs Publishing and Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers AA Group

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Joe C. comes from Rebellion Dogs Publishing and Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers AA Group. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, education, and religion or lack thereof? Joe C: Grew up with … Continue reading

Humanism and prostitution

By Ian Bushfield — The Ontario Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier ruling that the federal laws banning “bawdy houses” (brothels) is unconstitutional. They further ruled that the law against “living on the avails” of prostitution could only apply to exploitative relationships. Finally, they overturned an earlier ruling and upheld the ban … Continue reading

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