Public Intellectual and Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein 

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a novelist, philosopher, public intellectual, and visiting Professor of Philosophy and English at New York University and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your family story? Rebeccer Newberger Goldstein: I was brought up … Continue reading

An Interview with Ray Zhong — Translator, Amsterdam Declaration

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen You live in Taipei, Taiwan and attended the Taipei Municipal Daan Vocational High School. What is the personal background in humanism for you? I became a humanist because of three things: my father’s religiosity, Isaac Asimov’s writings, and my English. All of them influenced me, one … Continue reading

TWIN with Kevin and Benedict on Their Show

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Kevin and Benedict are colleagues. We have written and worked together. They have a podcast called This Week in News with Kevin and Benedict. I like them. Here’s their story. Kevin grew up in Sacramento California, where he conquered his enemies and saved the city from annihilation multiple times. He … Continue reading

An Interview with Nabina Maharjan — Secretary/Youth Advisor, Society for Humanism Nepal

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Any family background in humanism? Nabina Maharjan: Most of my family members are Hindu and Buddhist. But at one point, they went beyond religion. I could say they made decisions towards something like humanism. There are lots of non-believer beliefs that family members in my … Continue reading

George Ongere on the Center for Inquiry in Kenya

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Jacobsen: To begin, do you have any prefaces to the conversation today? George Ongere: When I was growing, my mother believed something was wrong with me. I was the only child in the family who could not succeed in cramming the catechism to graduate and eat the … Continue reading

In Conversation with Scott – Founder, Skeptic Meditations

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving Self-Realization Monastic Order, a hindu-inspired ashram headquartered in Los Angeles and founded by famous Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda. Here we talk about meditation beliefs, and Westerners who are Post-Christian and consider themselves … Continue reading

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