Day: May 13, 2022

81st Anniversary Conference: Got Humanism?,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

We’re previewing more of the exciting sessions you’ll see when you attend the American Humanist Association’s (AHA) upcoming 81st Annual Conference. The Conference will be entirely virtual again this year, so you can join us from your very own home, or even set up a watch party with your friends, family, or local group. The …

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A Life in Nature: ‘Skeptical Inquirer’ Pays Tribute to E. O. Wilson (1929–2021) Paul Fidalgo News | Center for Inquiry

Read More News | Center for Inquiry The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine honors the life and legacy of pioneering evolutionary biologist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author E. O. Wilson, who died at the age of 92 in December 2021. Wilson was a titan of science and a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, whose “overarching …

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Make Supreme Court justices ethical, FFRF and others urge Congress czimmerman@ffrf.org (Casandra Zimmerman) News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation More than a dozen leading organizations are urging Congress to pass legislation imposing ethics requirements on U.S. Supreme Court justices. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and several other prominent groups, ranging from League of Conservation Voters and Indivisible to the American Humanist …

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Q without Q: the devolution theory that sees QAnon believers double down in their delusion,Thiago Vahia Malliagros,The Skeptic

I never thought that Qanon would disappear when Trump lost the 2020 election. I am not just saying this to suggest that I am always right, but I thought what would happen would be a slow decline of influence, following the pattern of other conspiracy theories. Take, for example, conspiracy theories in the United States …

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Indian Politician Says Muslims Should "Burn Like [Demon] Effigies" P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On May 7, 2022, Haribhushan Thakur Bachau, BJP Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the eastern State of Bihar, said that Muslims “should be set ablaze just as Hindus burn Ravana effigies during the festival of Dussehra.” Ravana is a demonic deity in Hinduism. This video is from Indian state of …

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Corpse-Worshipping Cult Leader Arrested In Thailand P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On May 8th, police in northeastern Thailand arrested 75-year-old Thawee Nanra deep in a jungle in Chaiyaphum province on trespassing charges. As of the article’s writing, additional charges are still under development, one of which may include unlawful disposal of bodies. Authorities discovered at least 11 corpses on the property, some …

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Indian Professor Suspended for Question on Hindutva & Fascism Similarities P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic A professor at a university in Uttar Pradesh was suspended for a test that asked students about similarities between fascism, nazism, and right-wing Hindutva. Sharda University, located in Noida in Uttar Pradesh, suspended Waqa Farooq Kuttay, an Assistant Professor, while investigating the matter. The university also issued a show-cause memorandum to …

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Bikini Wax Ban: Crackdown on Female Beauty Treatments in Iranian Holy City P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Iranian officials began cracking down on hairdressers over new restrictions targeting women’s beauty salons. From the information that was provided to Iran International, the Women’s Hairdressers Union in the city of Mashhad announced a ban on the waxing of private parts, tattoos, piercing, injecting Botox, other cosmetic subdermal fillers, nail enhancements, …

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