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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. [...]
Ninety Seconds to Midnight

Ninety Seconds to Midnight

As Albert Schweitzer said, “Man has the lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end up destroying the earth.” After years of emphasis on science and technology, we are closer [...]
Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 3

Happy Girl: The Latimer Dialogues 3

As Latimer’s trial proceeds, his wife, Laura, takes the stand.. The Prosecutor’s questioning of Laura seems, to some, insensitive and cruel [...]
ENVIRONMENTALISM, UTILITARANISM AND HUMANISM: THE THREE AMIGOES

ENVIRONMENTALISM, UTILITARANISM AND HUMANISM: THE THREE AMIGOES

Why is there so little apparent interest in an energy source which could be relatively inexpensive, inexhaustible, and safe? Geothermal energy seems likely to be an energy source in the fut [...]
Is Humanism Compatible with Indigeneity?

Is Humanism Compatible with Indigeneity?

In this essay I argue that humanism is perfectly compatible with aboriginality; however, its compatibility with “indigeneity” will depend on the meaning assigned to the word. [...]
EDITORIAL: REFLECTIONS OF A HUMANIST– Modern Humanism and the Environment

EDITORIAL: REFLECTIONS OF A HUMANIST– Modern Humanism and the Environment

Humanists are natural allies of the environmental movement, not believing that we will be bailed out of our follies by a supernatural power. Humanists believe that we must save ourselves an [...]
Belief and Eco-Humanism

Belief and Eco-Humanism

Although this article was written 16 years ago, it remains – sadly – very relevant today. Progress can, perhaps, be seen in some areas but clearly our response is too little and too slow. [...]
Cosmic Patriotism

Cosmic Patriotism

Is the salvation of humanity to be found in moving to Mars? Not very likely. Instead, we must focus our efforts on the possible, such as better care and protection of Earth, the only home [...]
Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 223

Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 223

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. [...]
Integral Humanism, World-System, and Sustainability

Integral Humanism, World-System, and Sustainability

With the development of complex machinery, technology, and the discovery of fossil fuels for running that machinery, the modern world exploded in a series of industrial revolutions that have [...]
Planet Earth: Habitat for Humanity Only?

Planet Earth: Habitat for Humanity Only?

Just how completely we humans have reversed the typical size and food pyramids is evident by considering our biomass – the weight of all humanity on Earth. The human biomass constitutes appr [...]
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