Day: April 12, 2022

A reply to Bert Hölldobler on the Matter of Edward O. Wilson, Race, Racism, and Race Science Mel Konner Skeptic

Read More Skeptic In this letter to Bert Hölldobler, following up on his defense of his long-time colleague E. O. Wilson, who has been falsely accused of racism and knowingly promoting race science, Mel Konner, who also knew and worked with Wilson, reinforces the point that Wilson’s defense of Philippe Rushton was done out of …

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Meet the New AHA Staff Member: Stephanie Hansen,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

Welcome the Appignani Humanist Legal Center’s new Paralegal, Stephanie Hansen! TheHumanist.com: What is your educational and work background? Stephanie Hansen: I received my Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, double majoring in History and Political Science, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. During college, I interned with my county’s District Attorney’s office, which …

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FFRF lauds Md. abortion expansion law and Idaho court ruling lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation   The Freedom From Religion Foundation applauds Maryland lawmakers for standing up in defense of abortion rights and the Idaho Supreme Court for halting that state’s draconian ban.  This past weekend, Maryland legislators voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of …

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Taliban Bans the Farming of Opium Poppies P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On April 3, the Taliban announced that they would ban the cultivation of opium poppies. A spokesman from the Taliban warned that farmers might be “jailed and their crops burned if they harvested poppy,” DW reported. Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban’s supreme leader, said, “all Afghans are informed, from now on, cultivation …

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Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of the Dying Brain,Jason Braithwaite,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 21, Issue 2, from 2008. There is a growing perception that the existence of near-death experiences (NDEs) poses a serious challenge to current scientific understandings of the brain, mind and consciousness. This was reaffirmed in 2001 in a high-impact publication which received world wide attention. This is …

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eSkeptic for April 12, 2022 Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Mel Konner, in response to Bert Hölldobler’s defense of E. O. Wilson, reinforces the point that Wilson’s defense of Philippe Rushton was done out of concerns about academic freedom; PLUS: Michael Shermer speaks with Oliver Stone about Ukraine, Putin, and the military-industrial complex.