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Topics: Humanism, Philosophy, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Conspiracy theories, Ethics & morality, Event planning, Evolution, LGBTQ issues, Meaning of life, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement
Ben is an organizer and activist best known for his service work through the Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. The Pathfinders supported clean water, education, human rights, and environmental conservation work around in eight countries the globe, as well as providing the framework for the Humanist Service Corps. …Learn more about Ben Blanchard >
Topics: Education, Philosophy
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Meaning of life, Naturalism, Philosophy of science
Austin Dacey is a philosopher and author of The Secular Conscience and The Future of Blasphemy as well as articles in numerous publications including the New York Times, USA Today, and Dissent. As a former NGO representative to the United Nations, he has worked on issues at the intersection of secularism, religion, and human rights. He is …Learn more about Austin Dacey >
Topics: Biology, Philosophy, Religion, Skepticism
Subtopics: Evolution, Islam, Naturalism, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Religious criticism
Taner Edis was born in Istanbul, 1967, to Turkish and American parents. After completing his undergraduate work at Boğaziçi University, he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in theoretical physics. Taner is currently a professor of physics at Truman State University, his present research interests focus on the philosophy and history of science. Fascinated …Learn more about Taner Edis >
Topics: Cognitive Science, History, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Science (General)
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Evolution, Evolutionary psychology, Leaving religion, Meaning of life, Mental illness, Metaphysics, Naturalism, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Psychology of religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Science denial, Sex & sexuality
Luke Galen is currently a professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. His main area of research and teaching focuses on the psychology of religion. He is currently researching the psychology of secularity and nonreligious individuals especially in regards to moral behavior. He …Learn more about Luke Galen >
Topics: Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Skepticism
Subtopics: Mental illness, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science education
Scott O. Lilienfeld is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is founder and past editor of the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, most recent past President …Learn more about Scott Lilienfeld >
Subtopics: Free expression issues, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Separation of church and state
Christine Shellska is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her research involves studying the rhetorical strategies employed by the Intelligent Design Creationism movement. She is the first Canadian to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Humanist …Learn more about Christine M. Shellska >