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I am posting this piece sent to me by Tarajee Ali. Do Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter? If you are mentally assessing or viscerally weighing a reasonable response, then you’re being unreasonable. It’s a false dichotomy. Of course […]

Part of the reason that I come to the Ethical Humanist Society is to be with like –minded people. This is a very human need for communion with others and community. But there is a dark side to this human […]

On February 28th Tarajee Ali spoke to us about how a new collaboration between blacks and whites could help our nation form “A More Perfect Union.”  She has provided the text of her talk to us, and given her permission […]

On Sunday (2/21) I gave a talk at our meeting about the “Put Kids First” campaign sponsored by the Secular Coalition of America.  The slides for the talk are here, and are mostly self explanatory; there many links including anti-vaxer links […]

I have been thinking about the categories that I use to place other people in neat little boxes. Do I come by my tribal attitudes naturally – as part of an evolutionally acquired trait that encouraged survival – or is […]

EHST Member Kwame Teague, who is incarcerated in the NC prison system, sent me a video appeal for Reparations that he made for President Obama. I think that this powerful video is worth seeing and it is linked in this […]

Over the last couple of years I feel like I have been careening from one outrageous uniquely American tragedy to another. These often involve race or gun violence and all too often both. I see horrific state violence directed at […]

Here is an interesting article about what it is like to teach evolution at a place where a lot of people, I would say, are blinded by religious prejudice and irrationality. My thanks to our Ethical Leader Randy Best, and Jack […]

A fundamental philosophical question for those of us who do not base morality on a deity is what to base it on instead. One possibility is to try to base ethics on science. thesis statement Certainly scientific knowledge, along with […]

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