New Idaho Billboard Declares ‘Humanism Works!’

Back in July, the Humanists in the Palouse (in Moscow, ID) put up a billboard reading: “Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. Humanism Works!” [Read more…]

When God Tells You to Kill Your Son…

Here’s a life lesson for you: When a voice in your head tells you to kill your son, don’t take it seriously: [Read more…]

You’re Already Committed to Reason

Steven Pinker, the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, is at the center of this fantastic video (an excerpt of a previous Big Think video mixed with new visuals) explaining why violence is on the decline despite what you might infer from the news: [Read more…]

A Secular American’s Guide to the 2012 Election

Leave it to the college students to do the focused research on the presidential candidates.

Derek Miller of the Illini Secular Student Alliance recently gave a talk on which of the mainstream presidential candidate one should vote for if you only cared about secular issues. [Read more…]

11-Year-Old Banned from Scouting After Not Pledging Allegiance to God

It turns out Boy Scouts aren’t much better in the UK, either. In another completely ridiculous and not-at-all-shocking twist, The Scout Association has denied an 11-year-old boy from being admitted into their exclusive, Godly club. [Read more…]