Journals and Magazines

In an increasingly secular America, religious conservatives exert power via the culture wars,Aaron Rabinowitz,The Skeptic

As an American writing for a primarily UK audience, I feel like part of my remit is trying to help y’all understand how things are going in American culture and politics. I’ve written about the culture wars we’re continually exporting, and the spread of Bill Cooper style anti-globalist conspiracism. My overall view is that the …

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The mosaic of memory: how we constantly rewrite our memories of our past,Chris French,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 17, Issue 1, from 2004. On Saturday, 25 January 2003, a play was presented at the Gulbenkian Studio theatre in Newcastle. The play, written by Josephine Fagan and entitled Paper, Scissors, Stone, explored the relationship between events and memories, interpretation and belief, true and false realities. The …

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Gerson Support Group cancer ‘cure’ charity removed from register by Charity Commission,Michael Marshall,The Skeptic

Last week, the Charity Commission announced that the Gerson Support Group had been removed from the charity register. The Gerson Support Group (GSG), which has subsequently close its website and now operates from behind a private Facebook group, is an organisation that was set up in 1997 with the aim to “relieve sickness and to …

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The Comics Section: Can’t It, Though?,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

The latest from Cagle Cartoons!     It Can’t Get Any Worse, right? by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com The post The Comics Section: Can’t It, Though? appeared first on TheHumanist.com. The latest from Cagle Cartoons!     It Can’t Get Any Worse, right? by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com The post The Comics Section: Can’t It, …

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The ‘raw feeding’ fad can cause real harm to your pets – and to you,Danny Chambers,The Skeptic

It may surprise you to hear that what you choose to feed your dog is a hugely emotive subject, which sparks huge online debates, anger and even trolling. One aspect of that heated debate concerns one of the fastest-growing trends in dog ownership: the feeding of a raw meat diet.  Proponents of a ‘raw diet’ …

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The Biggest Humanist Event Is Right around the Corner,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

It’s that time of year again for the AHA’s Annual Conference! Mark your calendar for our virtual event on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th to enjoy two days of critical inquiry, exploration of social justice issues, and humanism. If you attended last year’s conference, you know some of what’s in store at our …

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Taking Humanist Action to End Witchcraft Accusations in Northern Ghana,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

I grew up in a devout Christian home in Southern Ghana. My entire community was extremely religious and everyone I knew believed in witchcraft. No one sat me down and taught me what a witch looks like but it became clear after a while that there were certain qualities that would qualify a person as …

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Where mental illness is blamed on spirits, we need to be human to reach people,Manmeet Kaur,The Skeptic

On 23rd August 2008, 16-year-olds Ku Witaya and Sia Chan Hong jumped from a ninth-floor window to their deaths, in what was known in Singapore then as the “slayer suicide pact”. The coroner’s inquiry discovered that Witaya had his group of friends convinced he was able to talk to spirits, and that he had a …

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Off the Edge: Why so many people came to (wrongly) believe the world is flat,Michael Marshall,The Skeptic

As the last few years have made achingly clear, people around the world find themselves deeply in the grip of the age of conspiracy theory. Where conspiracism was once relegated to whispers in back rooms and pseudonymous rumour-mongering on niche message boards, today conspiracy theories pour into our lives from every angle. It used to …

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Humanist Profile: Faye Wattleton,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are re-posting this profile from 2019. We have made minor updates. “In the name of morality and religion, these extremists have taken it upon themselves to return us to the days when the poor were expected to practice self-control while the rich practiced birth-control—or …

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