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Interview with Carey Linde

Interview with Carey Linde

On October 7, 2023, Hamas' terrorists invaded Israel, murdered 1200 civilians, took 240 hostages and then cowardly melted away among Gazans, making civilian human shields for themselves and [...]
Hamas 2023 Strategy+Anti-Semitism

Hamas 2023 Strategy+Anti-Semitism

On October 7, 2023, Hamas' terrorists invaded Israel, murdered 1200 civilians, took 240 hostages and then cowardly melted away among Gazans, making civilian human shields for themselves and [...]
Why be Moral?

Why be Moral?

Perhaps religion has over-emphasized the notion of innate sinfulness and aggressive competition as the essence of human nature. Social scientists suggest that we also have certain drives [...]
Western Civilization Part 3: Western Civilization in Modernity

Western Civilization Part 3: Western Civilization in Modernity

“The last 300 years are often depicted as an age of growing secularism, in which religions have increasingly lost their importance. If we are talking about theist religions, this [...]
Humanism and Democracy

Humanism and Democracy

Democracy is extremely popular but the idea has it’s problems, and everyone, especially those who aspire to Humanism, needs to be aware of those. [...]
Blodwen Percy: The Passing of an Outstanding Canadian Humanist

Blodwen Percy: The Passing of an Outstanding Canadian Humanist

Blodwen Piercy will be especially missed by colleagues fortunate to have worked with her over the years in Canadian Humanist Publications (publisher of Humanist Perspectives Magazine), Human [...]
Sortition in Canada: A New Dawn for Democracy?

Sortition in Canada: A New Dawn for Democracy?

Sortition, the practice of selecting political officials through a lottery system rather than by election, traces its roots back to ancient Athens, the cradle of democracy. It was designed t [...]
World System Crisis and the Future of Democracy

World System Crisis and the Future of Democracy

Democracy began to emerge as an ideal of human relationships and social conduct that can be embodied within various political structures, but which ultimately transcends all such structures. [...]
The Value of Studying Philosophy

The Value of Studying Philosophy

The usual complaint levelled against philosophy is that its concerns are remote from everyday experience. But as I grappled with the big questions raised by the philosophers of the past, I b [...]
EDITORIAL: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

EDITORIAL: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

Simply put, elections encourage and reward lying. We have a system that does select out not the best people but, in some cases at least, the worst – the most effective liars. We do not want [...]
Road to Tukuyu: A Poem By Terry Rapoch

Road to Tukuyu: A Poem By Terry Rapoch

Now in his 70’s, Terry Rapoch’s astonishingly vivid memories of his experiences fifty years earlier as a CUSC volunteer teacher in Africa, ring out with authenticity. Is this something AI co [...]
Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 5

Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 5

After seven years in prison Robert Latimer is eligible for day parole, and he faces a politically-appointed Parole Board that will determine if he will be allowed to leave prison and stay, f [...]
Thou Shalt Not Steal, or Shouldst Thou?

Thou Shalt Not Steal, or Shouldst Thou?

Is the use of GAI equivalent to plagiarism? If so, what can/should we do about it? [...]
Machine Evolution

Machine Evolution

In this paper, we will examine several stages of various processes of evolution: Natural Selection, Artificial Selection, and Technological Selection. [...]
The danger from AI is real, but we can make it safe

The danger from AI is real, but we can make it safe

The last year has been a transformative year for AI. ChatGPT was released November 30th, 2022 and sparked a media firestorm. By February of this year, a little over 2 months after launch, Ch [...]
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