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October/November 2004

Volume 24, No. 6


REASON EMBATTLED

Secularism in Peril
Susan Jacoby

Deweys Defense of Democracy
Robert B. Talisse

Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Texas
Joe Bageant

Response
Science Is Not Philosophy
Patrick Frank and Thomas H. Ray

Response
Of Course, Science Is Not Philosophy
Massimo Pigliucci


EDITORIAL

Affirming Life
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Who Owns the Argument from Improbability?
Richard Dawkins

No President Is Above the Constitution
Nat Hentoff

Which Side for Seculars?
Christopher Hitchens

Prohibition Creeps Back
Wendy Kaminer

Are Some People Natural Humanists?
Vern L. Bullough

Taking Humanism beyond Speciesism
Peter Singer

Whats Wrong With Modernity?
Tibor R. Machan

Reason and Superstition in Uganda
Bill Cooke

Humanism in Africa Marches Forward
Norm R. Allen Jr.

Science, Civility, and Value Judgments
Irving Louis Horowitz


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/ Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
The Humanism of L. Frank Baum
Katharine M. Rogers

Applied Ethics
Ethics for a Meaningful Life
Richard Neavel

God on Trial
The Strange Universe of the Homosexual Christian
David Rand

Humanist Living
Creeping Humanism
Pat Inniss


REVIEWS

Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict
By Aroup Chatterjee

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity
By G.B. Singh

Reviewed by Innaiah Narisetti

Whos Looking Out for You?
By Bill OReilly

Reviewed by Hector Avalos

Early Mormon Documents
Edited by Dan Vogel

Reviewed by Paul Kurtz




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August / September 2004

Volume 24, No. 5

This issue contains eight additional pages through the generous support of the Court of Wisdom.


WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM POPULATION OF THE U.S.? THE WORLD?

Too Many People
Tom Flynn

'34 Million Friends' Support Women's Health Initiatives
Jane Roberts

The Silent Crisis
Alan Kuper

Optimum Population
Lindsey Grant

Carrying Capacity
Mark Nathan Cohen

From Sentienceto Silence
Alan Kuper

Overpopulation? Fiddlesticks!
Jan Narveson

Europe's Baby Bust
Rosamund McDougall

The Aging World
Sylvain and Phyllis Ehrenfeld

What Population Stabilization Requires
Edward Tabash

Georgia's Granite Guidestones
Ed Buckner

My God Problem
Natalie Angier

A Declaration of Sexual Rights and Responsibilities
Vern L. Bullough


EDITORIAL

New Directions:Centers for Inquiry and Human Enrichment
Paul Kurtz

OP-EDS

What Use Is Religion?
Richard Dawkins

Castro's Gulag andAmerican Librarians
Nat Hentoff

True Church-StateSeparation
Christopher Hitchens

A Humanist Failure?
Vern L. Bullough

The Pope Moves Backward on Terminal Care
Peter Singer

Mother (Nature) Dearest
James Underdown


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/ Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Living Without Religion
Why No One Ever Dies
Don Lowry

God on Trial
Betting on Pascal's Wager
Arthur R. Miller

European Correspondent
Same-sex Marriage Moves Ahead
Jim Herrick

Humanist Activism
Atheism and Civil Rights: A Reply to Tabashand Downey
DJ Grothe and Austin Dacey


Reviews

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
by Susan Jacoby

Reviewed by Rob Boston

What Is Good? The Search for the Best Way to Live
by A. C. Grayling

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Terror and Civilization: Christianity, Politics, and the Western Psyche
by Shadia B. Drury

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll
Ed. by Emmett Fields

Reviewed by Tom Flynn




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June / July 2004

Volume 24, No. 4


UPGRADING HUMANITY: SHOULD WE BECOME POSTHUMAN?

The New Perfectionism
Austin Dacey

From Regenerative Medicine to Human Design
Gregory Stock

Thumbs Up
Edward Tenner

Mann Versus Machine
Ben Hyink

Humanism for Personhood: Against Human-Racism
James Hughes

The Religiosity of George W. Bush
Edmund D. Cohen

Response
Discrimination Against Atheists
Margaret Downey

Response
Atheism Is Indeed a Civil Rights Issue
Edward Tabash


EDITORIAL

Two Competing Moralities: The Principles of Fairness contra 'Gott Mit Uns'
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

What Use Is Religion? Part 1
Richard Dawkins

When Mel Had a Hammer
Christopher Hitchens

Back to the Future
Wendy Kaminer

The Harm That Religion Does
Peter Singer

Socrates and Religious Morality
Massimo Pigliucci

Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor
Shadia Drury


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/ Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Living Without Religion The Pursuit of Happiness
Lili Artel

Faith and Reason True Patriotism
Norm R. Allen, Jr.


Reviews

The Passion of the Christ
Directed by Mel Gibson

Paul Kurtz

The Da Vinci Code
By Dan Brown

Robert Price




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April-May 2004

Volume 24, No. 3


WILL ISLAM COME INTO THE 21ST CENTURY?

Introduction: NO! Islam Needs to Die, Not Change
Irfan Khawaja

YES! Islam Can Be Reformed
Ibn Warraq

Human Development in the Arab World
John L. Perkins

Secularism and Capitalism vs. Islam
Tibor R. Machan

Religious Correctness and the American Press
Susan Jacoby


CHURCH, STATE, AND THE PLEDGE

The Grand Old Pledge
William E. Phipps

The Sinecure
Lance Jencks

Church-State Separation
Robert O'Neil


EDITORIAL

Re-enchantment: The New Enlightenment
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

The First Amendment and Campaign Finance 'Reform'
Nat Hentoff

Is America Ready for Civil Government?
Wendy Kaminer

It's Time for an American Offensive against Theocracy
Ronnie Dugger

The ERA Can Still Pass!
Sandy Jo Oestreich

A Rose Is a Rose
Mynga Futrell & Paul Geisert

Turning Down the Brights
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Media Scan
Edward Said Remembered
Richard Kostelanetz

Living Without Religion
The Silver Bullet Question that Kills the Immortal Soul
James H. Dee

Point/Counterpoint
Limiting Expression Is Dangerous
Bill Cooke
Can Anything Trump Rights?
Tom Flynn


REVIEWS

Has Science Found God?
By Victor J. Stenger

Reviewed by William Harwood

Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War
By William Saletan

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Serbia: The Democratic Revolution
By Svetozar Stojanovic

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Nothing Sacred
By Tom Flynn

Reviewed by James Morrow

The Magdalene Sisters
Directed by Peter Mullan

Reviewed by Benjamin Radford




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February-March 2004

Volume 24, No. 2


THE MISSIONS AND THE DAMAGE DONE

Sins of the Missionaries
Stephen R. Welch

The Rise of the Nones: Part 2
Otis Dudley Duncan

A Priest Forever
Philip Appleman

Why Spirituality Is Antihumanistic
David Eller

Heads I Win; Tails Don't Count
Stephen Hanson

Ascension to Humanism
Keenya H. Oliver


EDITORIAL

The Free Market with a Human Face
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Religion Einsteinian or Supernatural?
Richard Dawkins

A Coalition Confronts Ashcroft
Nat Hentoff

Less than Miraculous
Christopher Hitchens

In Praise of Private Property Rights
Tibor Machan

An Ethic of Responsibility
Peter Singer

Once Again, Science Explains Religion
Massimo Pigliucci

Humanism and Compulsion
Glade Ross

Two Paths for America
Stuart Jordan

The Choice
Richard Taylor


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
John Rawls
Ernest Partridge

Applied Ethics
'Stem Cells, Embryos, and Casualties of War' Redux
Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D.

Media Scan
Sixty Years of Mere Christianity
Jeremy Patrick

Faith and Reason
The Crisis of Dualism
William H. Dubay

Humanist Activism
Atheism Is Not a Civil Rights Issue
Austin Dacey, DJ Grothe

Humanism and the Arts
Huck's Heresy
David Cozy


REVIEWS

Rational Mysticism
by John Horgan

Reviewed by Thomas W. Clark

H. L. Mencken on Religion
by S. T. Joshi

Reviewed by Thomas Larson

The Man Who Found Time
by Jack Repcheck

Reviewed by James Sullivan

What Men Really Think about Women
by Allan Jay

Reviewed by Norm Allen




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December 2003/January 2004

Volume 24, No. 1

THE RISE OF THE NONES

A Paleostatistical Inquiry: Part 1
Otis Dudley Duncan

WHO BEARS THE BLAME FOR NAZISM?

The Great Scandal Part 2
Gregory S. Paul

Religions Anthropocentric Conceit
Bill Cooke

Its So Easy Seeing Green
Tom Flynn


EDITORIAL

Planetary Humanism
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Gerin Oil
Richard Dawkins

Trust and Ignorance
Wendy Kaminer

Americas Disappeared
Nat Hentoff

The Genetic Fallacy
Massimo Pigliucci

Tithing Without God
Mark Berger

On Advocating Infant Euthanasia
Barbara Smoker

Self-Brighteousness
Arnell Dowret

The Tragedy of Our Time
Richard Taylor

Mixed Blessings
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Applied Ethics
On Having Your Head Up Your Assumptions
Robert M. Price

Living Without Religion
On the Death of an Atheist
Jerry Kurlandski

Humanism and Social Change
Rethinking Radicalism
David Anthony

Faith and Reason
Opposing Political Islam
Roy Brown

Humanism at Large
Cartoon Religion
Beth Birnbaum


REVIEWS

Under the Banner of Heaven
by John Krakauer

Reviewed by Frank L. Pasquale

Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism
by John R. Shook

Reviewed byBill Cooke

Solitary Sex
by Thomas W. Laquer

Vern L. Bullough