Author: Gary Bauslaugh

Gary Bauslaugh is a writer and sometimes-editor from Victoria whose latest book, The Right to Die, was published by James Lorimer and Co., Toronto, in April 2016.

EDITORIAL: More Dubious Ideas

EDITORIAL: More Dubious Ideas

For the second issue in a row we are examining the odd persistence of questionable ideas. Why? I guess because there are so many of them. [...]
Super-Concise Bios

Super-Concise Bios

Recently I asked, as I do, for short bios from our writers, except in one case I mistakenly said “2 to 3 words” instead of my usual “2 to 3 sentences. [...]
EDITORIAL: The Strange Persistence of Dubious Ideas

EDITORIAL: The Strange Persistence of Dubious Ideas

The best estimate is that something close to 200,000 needless deaths have occurred as a result of what is politely called “vaccine hesitancy,” while, [...]
Letters to the Editor-220

Letters to the Editor-220

Letters to the Editor, feedback to Humanist Perspectives [...]
A Few Quotes on FREEDOM

A Few Quotes on FREEDOM

Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. Something is "free" if it can change easily and is not constrained in i [...]
Editorial: When Principles are in Conflict

Editorial: When Principles are in Conflict

Simply “acting on principle” is not good enough. Simply demanding “freedom” is not good enough. It is not even good. [...]
In the News…

In the News…

Social distancing, masks, vaccines, control of the pandemic, saving lives – these are all for chumps. The important thing is my personal freedom from [...]
Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

What do we mean when we identify ourselves as humanists? HP Editor Gary Bauslaugh writes his answer to this question, as does Elka Enola of the Humani [...]
In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

Identity both enriches human experience and diminishes it through prejudice, intolerance and violence. As we see every day, in the news, civilization [...]
In the News… The Burden of Office

In the News… The Burden of Office

The orderly functioning of society seems to require that certain powers are ceded to some individuals, on the implicit if not explicit understanding t [...]
EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

The common saying that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely has never struck me as quite right. Certainly we see the corrupt employme [...]
THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

Vocal minorities have at times served a useful social purpose in bringing injustices to public attention, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. At ot [...]
In the News… The Second Coming

In the News… The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon t [...]
EDITORIAL: A Fragile Tapestry

EDITORIAL: A Fragile Tapestry

Constitutions represent the aspirations of a nation, delineating the basic legal principles that ought to guide it. But what happens when a political [...]
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