There are some interesting topics going on at their Facebook page and theirwebsite. Note...you don't have to be an atheist to be a humanist...though there really aren't that many who aren't. The only thing missing from the very brief explanation is…Continue
This CBC article covers he interesting research on Polynesian cultures:
Why did so many ancient societies around the world make human sacrifices to appease the gods? A new study supports the theory that the practice may have played a key role in…Continue
A member of student council in a Maine college is being sanctioned and possibly expelled from the council for passing by a tequila party were some people wore little sombreros. That ghastly grizzly gross insensitivity of the most unforgivable…Continue
Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master"…Continue
Canada is joining the very small club of countries that do not force a human to suffer needlessly in agonizing pain and decide when they go. They are about to respect their own Canadian charter of human rights to its final conclusion: letting people make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies. Many of us see this as a…Continue
A possible new model (not actually new) reframes the universe game both in terms of age and size and singularities and gravity and passionate explosions. A possible game changer if the theory can expand and withstand scrutiny and testing (and predictive force). It is still in its infancy but if true it would mean that the only big bangs in the universe occur by animals on the…Continue
Turns out he wasn't the most conservative after all. Having said that...he was still super conservative (for the developed world by 21st century standards.
According to an article on Nate Silverman's website (I was lucky to see the great statistician speak at Leuven's prestigious Christmas lecture) there is a method to qualify/quantify liberal and conservative…
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This rather suggestive image to the right (rather like some of these paintings of flowers which remind the viewer of something) is…Continue
What happens when you put mirrors on a house in the dessert. As we understand more and more the human mind we have been able to both experience illusions but also understand them and enjoy them. In this way...we can manipulate illusions so that we participate in meta-illusion…Continue
People are incredibly receptive to meaningless buzzwords, according to a new study in the journalJudgment and Decision Making. Yes, the vast majority of people are willing to believe complete bullshit, to use the scholarly term. (Title of the study: "On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit.")
Over the course…Continue
The Mormon church recently formalized their homophobic hate by making gay hate a part of their policy. Children of gay parents (which the church hates) cannot be Mormons unless they also hate their parents and renounce them. If this isn't a case of inciting hatred...I don't know what is. Fortunately...some Mormons with a sense of humanity left the church in a …Continue
My grandmother passed away in her sleep yesterday after over 90 years of blasting through life with passion, generosity and unbounded love. She supported every interest I had (buying my first piano and saying bravo loudly...if...and only if I had finally reached my goal and played it well). That's the kind of encouragement you need. The same goes with my studies, sports, love for travel and my intellectual interests. She was cheap with the little things and price didn't matter for the big…Continue
Lions a mere 12,000 years mummied...have been found rather well preserved...and as cute as heck. The first image is one of the cubs. I decided to look at images of other mummified animals and placed them below to share with you. Some were mummified by egyptians and neighbours...others by nature. The second last one is the human animal (a siberian mummified which had tattoos) and the last one was a hoax of a…Continue
Not that anyone is surprised but group prejudice (or bias) is linked to sky God thinking and one-with-the-conscious-spirit-of-the-world. I've only read the abstract and will try to read the article...though not sure I'll understand it.…Continue
When retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the current GOP 2016 front-runner, campaigns, he routinely pitches "common sense solutions from We the People." But it seems the candidate who…Continue
We've touched this topic a few times over the last year. I've always considered consent a pretty big deal...and have noticed too many of my acquaintances (mostly guys) completely misunderstanding what should be a total no-brainer.
It's a quick video that explains why it IS a big deal.
And one church has given a charged response to some proposals, saying that a bike lane near its property would infringe upon “its constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom and equal protection of the…Continue
France is going through one of its periodic bouts of "secularitis" - that disease of the national soul whose symptom is loud and prolonged agonising over the encroachments of religion.
This time the issue is school meals - and specifically the question of whether town authorities should be obliged to…Continue