Darwin Day Resolution: An opportunity to celebrate science and reason


Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. In anticipation of the 205th birthday of Darwin, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ) introduced H.Res. 467 to the 113th Congress, a resolution “expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2014, as Darwin Day.” The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, sci … [Read more...]

Utah attorney fighting marriage equality places religious conviction above Constitution


The attorney leading the fight to defend Utah’s laws barring same-sex marriage, admits his motivation for taking the case against same sex marriage is religious, and stems from his desire to uphold the anti-gay sentiment of his Mormon faith. In a leaked email Gene Schaerr, the lead outside attorney appealing the December 20 decision in Kitchen v. Herbert in which a U.S. District Court judge struck down the Utah constitutional provision prohibiting same-sex marriage, told his former law firm he w … [Read more...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson argues science and religion are not ‘reconcilable’

Neil deGrasse Tyson

In an extended conversation about science, religion and the universe, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson argues science and religion are not compatible. In an interview with Bill Moyers last Friday, Tyson explained why he doesn’t believe science and faith are compatible.  Tyson said he refuses to give credit to those who are trying to reconcile science and religion. “The track record is so poor,” he said, “that going forward I have essentially zero confidence that there would be fruitful things … [Read more...]

Buddhists continue to slaughter Muslims in Myanmar

Buddhist image in Myanmar

Buddhists continue their brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims in Myanmar. More than a dozen people may have been killed last week after Buddhists rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a human rights group reported Friday. Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million people. Sectarian violence has plagued the nation for nearly two years, as Buddhists have waged a vicious campaign of … [Read more...]

In Defense of ‘Arrogant Atheism’

Arrogant Atheism?

Atheists are often accused of being arrogant, angry, and intolerant. Often these accusations are little more than ad hominem attacks meant to silence criticism that threatens cherished religious superstitions. However, when a respected member of the atheist community calls for “An End to Arrogant Atheism,” the merits of arrogance in service to the cause of atheism becomes worthy of examination.In a recent article for Huffington Post, Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Hum … [Read more...]

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Progressive Secular HumanistFor atheists, agnostics, and other progressive freethinkers.   … [Read more...]