Journals and Magazines

Drowning in the Loo of the World: The Nihilistic Skepticism of Sadeq Hedayat Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

Nine hundred years ago, there walked in Persia one of the most remarkable humans the world has ever known. Omar Khayyam (1048–1131) was a scientist, mathematician, poet, historian, and philosopher whose Epicurean-tinged agnostic leanings were overlooked more often than not by the Turkish Muslim overlords of Persia in recognition of his value as a rigorous …

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For the Gods Now Gathering Over Omaha, Nebraska Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

after the Tri-Faith Initiative Derek Mong [note for typesetting: maintain all formatting] We made you               because we needed someone to talk to. We kept you                to give cursing more flair. If perched still on some hardscrabble hillside,                        if bearded in our nightly despairs— remember: this Honda outruns a prayer. See the temple at …

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Anti-vaxxers and pro-Russia conspiracy theorists are both driven first of all by attitude Lorenzo Gagliardi The Skeptic

As war is raging in Ukraine, it seems that many conspiracy theorists, fuelled by disinformation campaigns plotted by the Russian government, have shifted their attention from the pandemic towards the war front. The pro-Russia disinformation campaigns are primarily focusing on whitewashing, defending and justifying Russian attacks on Ukraine – perhaps because explicitly denying war would …

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Journeys to Humanism: Self-Acceptance Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

Journeys to Humanism, theHumanist.com’s regular series, features real stories from humanists in our community. From heartwarming narratives of growth, to more difficult journeys, our readers open up about their experiences coming to humanism. Dustin DanielsCrossville, Tennessee On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. As a fourteen-year-old gay …

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Fighting health misinformation can save lives, and stop vulnerable people being exploited Edzard Ernst The Skeptic

When I decided to become a doctor I, like most medical students, did so mainly in the hope of one day being able to help suffering individuals. Later, when I became a researcher, I felt more removed from this original ideal. Yet I told myself that, by conducting research, I might eventually contribute to a …

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Next on the SCOTUS Chopping Block: Meaningful Ways to Address Climate Change Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

The Supreme Court of the United States had a busy term for 2021, managing to deliver some heavy blows in May and June to abortion access, religious rights, gun laws, and more. One opinion will have detrimental consequences on our ability as a nation to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: …

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The Comics Section: Raging Fires and Silver Linings Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Let It Burn by Pat Byrnes   Silver Lining by John Darkow The post The Comics Section: Raging Fires and Silver Linings appeared first on TheHumanist.com. The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Let It Burn by Pat Byrnes   Silver Lining by John Darkow The post The …

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