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Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies

The flaw in Enlightenment thought was to erect an intellectual hierarchy that could explain many phenomena, but which found itself inadequate to comprehend the realm of the traditional, the [...]
Down a Blind Alley with the Freedom Convoy

Down a Blind Alley with the Freedom Convoy

The breath-taking inanity of the “Freedom Convoy” and the anti-vax movement is exposed in this piercing article by Ben D’Andrea. Are there no limits to this madness, based on misinformation [...]
Democracy, Truth and the New Conspiracists

Democracy, Truth and the New Conspiracists

Is truth central to democracy? Janet Keeping explains why the two cannot be separated, and how anti-democratic forces are threatening this interdependence by spreading lies. [...]
Lying and Common Sense

Lying and Common Sense

Is lying always wrong? A consequentialist argues that Kant’s prohibition against lying must at times be set aside when the consequences of the truth are too dire. [...]
Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 4

Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 4

The summations following are addressed to the jury – the audience. The lights come on the audience to denote their presence. Light comes on Brayford. Both Brayford and Neufeld read from note [...]
Golf as Spiritual Ordeal

Golf as Spiritual Ordeal

Golf, is it about relaxation? You may change our mind after reading Ian Johnston’s article. [...]
AI 101 and the Future of Humanity

AI 101 and the Future of Humanity

It has become increasingly apparent that AI technologies have advanced quite rapidly in the last several years. In fact, it has happened so rapidly, my colleagues and I have been forced to p [...]
EDITORIAL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

EDITORIAL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

This special issue of Humanist Perspectives Magazine will delve into the complex topic of Artificial intelligence which has seen an exponential growth in coverage. [...]
Empowering Yourself Against Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories

Empowering Yourself Against Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories

There has never been a time in history when we have seen such a proliferation of false information in the form of misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. But why? And why no [...]
EDITORIAL: INTO THE DARKNESS

EDITORIAL: INTO THE DARKNESS

Does Institutionalized lying desensitise us to the rampant dishonesty that characterizes our political world today?? [...]
Patterns of evolving civilizations in history and in our times

Patterns of evolving civilizations in history and in our times

What is a civilization? According to Wikipedia, it’s a complex society with “urban areas, shared methods of communication, administrative infrastructure, and division of labor.” [...]
On trees feeling pain:  Anthropomorphism run amok

On trees feeling pain: Anthropomorphism run amok

While there are good reasons to attribute certain human characteristics to trees, it is absurd to attribute to them such characteristics as sentience and self-awareness. Such misdirection d [...]
Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 224

Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 224

We invite you to share your humanist views with us in a paragraph or two (MAX 1000 chars) on one of the following subjects reflected by these 3 images. [...]
Vaccine Suspicions and the Ancient Gods

Vaccine Suspicions and the Ancient Gods

The absurdity and anti-scientific arguments generated by anti-vaxxers (even in the previous history of this magazine) can be better understood by examining similar movements in previous gen [...]
Globalization and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Globalization and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

A common estimate is that the global population increases by about 80 million persons annually. [...]
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