Why Obama should resist the BSA
January 14, 2009

President-elect Obama should refrain from becoming honorary president of the discriminatory Boy Scouts of America.

Ben Radford’s Psychic Ability Revealed! 2008 Predictions
January 13, 2009

Benjamin Radford reveals the predictions he made for 2008 in 2007, revealing a stunning 90% success rate.

Defendants File Answers in Newdow Inauguration Lawsuit
January 11, 2009

Another update on   Newdow v. Roberts , Michael Newdow’s lawsuit challenging the use of prayer and the addition of the words "so help me God" at the Presidential Inauguration (   see my prior post ): both the Presidential Inauguration Committee and the federal officials named the lawsuit have filed answers to Newdow’s complaint.  …

Mississippi Bill Targets Biology Books
January 10, 2009

Last week the Mississippi state legislature took up an anti-evolution bill that would require the State Board of Education to place disclaimer stickers in every textbook that discusses evolution.    House Bill No. 25 , introduced by state representative Gary Chism, sets forth a lengthy required disclaimer that states, in part: "This textbook discusses evolution, …

State Attorneys General Oppose Challenge to Inauguration Ceremony
January 9, 2009

An update on the   recently-filed lawsuit challenging the use of prayer and the addition of the words "so help me God" at this month’s Presidential Inauguration:  yesterday all 50 state Attorneys General,   led by Texas AG Greg Abbott and joined by the AG for the Virgin Islands, filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief defending …

A Spirited Misunderstanding
January 9, 2009

Misunderstanding of the word “spiritual” may compromise the care well-meaning nurses provide to nonreligious patients.

“Miraculous Elián” Returns?
January 9, 2009

The controversy over Elián Gonzáles–who was once deemed miraculous–is to resume during attorney general confirmation hearings.

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