Humanists and other secular-minded people of every level need to understand that "isms" like sexism and racism don't go away just because we identify as atheists or humanists. We need to unpack our privileges and cultural baggage in order to stop discriminatory behavior.
Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?
Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?
Disbelief may be relatively benign, but many, particularly in the GOP, actively deride and mock scientific theories and the study of humanities -- an unsettling era of anti-intellectualism that has serious consequences.
There are more Christian outlets today than ever before. There are more Christian books available now than ever in history. Mega churches are popping ...
Symmorphosis. Any etymologist, particularly one interested in evolution, will guess the meaning of this obscure word. Symmorphosis represents the matc...
In an era of tight budgets, supporters of depression research argue that more funding is needed to find a cure. That's logical-sounding but may be totally wrong. Depression's toll has risen even as more research and treatment resources have been poured into combating it.
Ham's position that the Bible has presented him with all the answers he needs to know makes a mockery of some very rich religious traditions while undercutting the very foundation of science.
A hideous event surfaced in the international news last week. It touched millions of people around the world and their anger, hurt and outrage f...
Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.
Our old ways of strife, strife against our fellow human beings, against nature and the environment, against what we know deep inside to be true, will not yield anything except the likely outcome of global disaster. We are not isolated tribes anymore.
The climate is hot right now. I mean talking about climate change. It's in the news is what I mean!! Actually, the climate is hot, too, but that was a...
If we make an effort, we can recognize that each and every one of us, share a planet called Earth and that it will not be here forever. We can show gratitude for the beauty that surrounds us, and pay homage to love by trying to become as balanced as we can be.
To most watching last week's debate between creationist Ken Ham and science educator Bill Nye, it was a battle between religion and science. But to creationists -- a group which not too long ago included me -- it was something else entirely: a battle over the very meaning of science itself.
Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.
A fundamentalist is unwilling to consider the unsettling possibility that the universe is more complex, mysterious, and multi-dimensional than anything our symbol systems, descriptions and analyses can apprehend.