Ask Jon 19 – Quelle Surprise

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the case of Elizabeth Newman. *Interview conducted on September 14, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, what is going on with this Newman case? Jonathan Engel: It is very interesting. There is … Continue reading

Ask Jon 18 – The Times They Are a-Changin’

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the demographic projections influencing current political reactionary moves. *Interview conducted on September 21, 2020.* — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you’ve been reading your hometown newspaper, which is regular for those who … Continue reading

Ask Jon 16 – American Exceptionalism: or, “You don’t know everything.”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about American exceeptionlism. *Interview conducted on August 3, 2020.* — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay! This is another Ask Jon. You wanted to talk about the concept or the claim of American exceptionalism. … Continue reading

Ask Jon 15 – Evidence-Based Policy-Making

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about evidence-based policy. *Interview conducted on June 22, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you’ve been doing some reflection on evidence-based policy making and some research on the numbers of guns in … Continue reading

Ask Jon 14 – ‘It’s not then. It’s today.’

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about American social issues. *Interview conducted on June 15, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Today, we are going to talk about a letter to the editor of The New York Times by … Continue reading

Ask Jon 13 – A Story About U.S.: It’s All About Me, Me, Me

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about America now. *Interview conducted on July 20, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s new with America in the midst of its pandemic now? Jonathan Engel: I think there’s a lot … Continue reading

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