What Does A Commitment to Gender Equality Imply?
January 7, 2009


Is there a humanist position on affirmative action? Pornography? If so, what is it?

Africa Needs More Human-Centered Thought and Activism
January 7, 2009


Norm R. Allen Jr. responds to the idea that missionary work and Christianity are essentially benign.

New Jersey UFO Case Likely a Copycat Hoax
January 7, 2009


A set of mysterious lights seen recently over New Jersey bears a striking resemblance to the 2008 Phoenix Lights UFO Hoax

Do You Think Humanists Have a Sense of Humor? Prove It.
January 5, 2009


CFI President and CEO Ronald A. Lindsay offers some light bulb jokes — and challenges other humanists to do better.

Humanism and the Faith that Unites
January 2, 2009


Can humanism promote an active faith in ethical ideals, without falling into the religious divide of dogmatic faith?

Should Nonbelievers Challenge Inaugural Oath and Invocation?
December 31, 2008


Should atheists and nonbelievers sue to prevent the inaugural benediction and the use of the words "so help me God" when Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20th?    According to Michael Newdow’s website , more than two-dozen individuals and organizations – including the American Humanist Association and the Freedom From Religion …

Skeptic Benjamin Radford’s Psychic Predictions for 2008
December 30, 2008


In December 2007, Skeptical Inquirer managing editor Ben Radford made 22 predictions for 2008…

Exorcism: The Devil’s in the Details
December 30, 2008


A new television series,   The Real Exorcist , has debuted on the Sci-Fi Channel, whose executives and producers continue to promote pseudoscience and worse. The show features fundamentalist minister Bob Larson,   whose Web site pleads for help in fighting demonic evil with “prayer and financial help.” Jesus, Larson claims, has actually “chosen” him …

NM Senator’s Miracle Cure Merely Mistake, Misdiagnosis
December 29, 2008


Recently I came across a front-page headline in my local newspaper, about a state senator here in New Mexico whose brain disease may have been cured by God through the power of prayer. "Brain Disease Either Gone or Stalled," was the front page article’s subhead. I wrote a column about this for LiveScience.com; here’s an …

Lourdes Medical Bureau Rebels
December 25, 2008


The international medical bureau at Lourdes, the Catholic healing shrine, will no longer designate cases “miraculous.”