Tag Archives: science

Trust Science

by | July 18, 2021

By James Haught Long ago, I concluded that no reliable evidence supports gods, devils, heavens, hells, miracles, prophecies and other supernatural stuff of religion. Those magic claims simply arise from the human imagination, I assume. Instead, I chose to trust the honest search of science to explain ultimate mysteries of existence. Aye, there’s the rub.… Read more »

Interview with Anya Overmann – President, Young Humanists International

by | January 14, 2021

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Anya Overmann is the President of Young Humanists International and has held multiple roles in the American Ethical Union. Her roles have mainly been in the youth sections of these organizations. She was raised in the Ethical Culture movement and attended the Ethical Society of St. Louis as a child to… Read more »

The Birth of Freethought

by | September 18, 2020

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. — (Dec. 2, 2019 – Daylight Atheism) The war between science and religion began in Ancient Greece.… Read more »

Interview with Professor Steven Pinker – Johnstone Family Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

by | June 10, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen In a prior job at Conatus News in the United Kingdom, I conducted an interview with the prominent and respected author and philosopher of science, Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who agreed to the interview and made some thoughtful comments about the idea of the “conatus” or the idea of an “effort… Read more »

Extensive Interview with Dr. Jon Cleland Host – Managing Editor, Humanistic Paganism

by | April 21, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jon Cleland Host is a scientist who earned his Ph.D. in materials science at Northwestern University & has conducted research at Hemlock Semiconductor and Dow Corning since 1997. He holds eight patents and has authored over three dozen internal scientific papers and eleven papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the journal Nature. He… Read more »

Interview with Ming-Feng Chen – HPT Director, Elementary School Science Teacher

by | January 25, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ming-Feng Chen is an HPT Director and an Elementary School Science Teacher, and a Freethinker in the tradition of Yiguandao. Here we talk about nonbelievers in Taiwan as part of an ongoing effort of collecting Asian region freethinker voices. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: In short, what was a point of becoming a… Read more »