Interview with Dr. Peter Singer – Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University & Laureate Professor, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen With long-awaited and great pleasure, I am introducing or bringing one of the most well-known and controversial ethicists (and atheists) in the (current) modern world, Professor Peter Singer, to Canadian Atheist. Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values … Continue reading

Ask An Abortion Doula 10 – “Is there ever a time when you think abortion is wrong?”

By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her at her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here she answers a question about the … Continue reading

Interview with Simone Krüsi – Office Manager/Secretary General, Secretariat of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Simone Krüsi is the Office Manager/Secretary General in the Secretariat (National Committee) of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland. She studied German language and literature, ethnology, European history, and Balkan Studies at Universities of Freiburg i. Ue., Zurich and Vienna. She worked for the “Tagesschau” or a news … Continue reading

Right and Wrong – a Daily Dilemma

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — Newspapers are different from other news media: In addition to reporting … Continue reading

Moral Progress

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — For millennia, human life was nasty, brutish and short.  Cruelty and violence … Continue reading

Ask Herb 7 – God May Play Dice With the Universe, But Human Beings Need to Ethically Calculate Nonetheless

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Herb Silverman is the Founder of the Secular Coalition of America, the Founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, and the Founder of the Atheist/Humanist Alliance student group at the College of Charleston. Here we talk about ethics. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Given the response about Giordano … Continue reading

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