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Topics: Psychology, Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, History of atheism/secularism, Meaning of life, Sex & sexuality
Donald B. Ardell is an outspoken freethinker who promotes a philosophy of REAL wellness, “REAL” being an acronym for Reason, Exuberance, Athleticism and Liberty – the four dimensions of a lifestyle conducive to well being and happiness. Don is a devotee of Robert Green Ingersoll and often performs a variety of speeches, poems and quotations …Learn more about Donald B. Ardell >
Topics: Religion, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, History of atheism/secularism, Leaving religion
Born and raised in rural Utah, Ryan Cragun was raised Mormon. He was a devout Mormon – including serving as a Mormon missionary in Costa Rica – until 25 when his graduate training helped him turn a critical eye to his religion. He became a secular humanist shortly after leaving Mormonism. He completed his PhD …Learn more about Ryan Cragun >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Community group organizing, Ethics & morality, Starting a group
Jennifer Hancock is the former executive director for the Humanists of Florida, author of several books about Humanism and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is unique in that was raised as a freethinker and is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is …Learn more about Jen Hancock >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Philosophy, Science (General)
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement
Douglas M. Jesseph holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. Previously a professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University, Dr. Jesseph currently teaches at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research and publication are concerned with issues in the history and philosophy of mathematics, but he also has a keen interest …Learn more about Douglas Jesseph >
Topics: Humanism, Religion
Subtopics: Ethics & morality, Leaving religion, Religious criticism
Troy Stoops was born into a radically fundamentalist family, the foundations of which were explicitly theological. His father was a homosexual, his mother mentally ill. Their preacher approved their union as a way of suppressing these satanic influences. Glossolallia, the handling of poisonous snakes as a test of faith, liberal doses of hellfire, and a …Learn more about Troy Stoops >
Topics: Biology, Education
Subtopics: Evolution, Science education
Bertha Vazquez is the Director of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), a project of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science. Since its inception in April of 2015, TIES has presented over 94 professional development opportunities for middle school science teachers across the country, providing these middle school teachers with free resources …Learn more about Bertha Vazquez >