Free Inquiry October/November, 2004 Volume 24, No. 6October/November 2004 - Volume 24, No. 6

Editorial

Affirming Life - Paul Kurtz

Op-Ed

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

Features

REASON EMBATTLED

Response

  • Science Is Not Philosophy - Patrick Frank and Thomas H. Ray

Response

  • Of Course, Science Is Not Philosophy - Massimo Pigliucci

Letters

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 - Bill Cooke

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

Whos Looking Out for You? By Bill OReilly - Hector Avalos

Early Mormon Documents Edited by Dan Vogel - Paul Kurtz


Free Inquiry August/September, 2004 Volume 24, No. 5August / September 2004 - Volume 24, No. 5

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

Editorial

New Directions: Centers for Inquiry and Human Enrichment - Paul Kurtz

Op-Ed

What Use Is Religion?- Richard Dawkins

Castro's Gulag and American Librarians - Nat Hentoff

True Church-State Separation - Christopher Hitchens

A Humanist Failure? - Vern L. Bullough

The Pope Moves Backward on Terminal Care - Peter Singer

Mother (Nature) Dearest - James Underdown

Features

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 Sentience to 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

Departments

Letters

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 Tabash and Downey - DJ Grothe and Austin Dacey

Reviews

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby - Rob Boston

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

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

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll Ed. by Emmett Fields - Tom Flynn


Free Inquiry June/July, 2004 Volume 24, No. 4June / July 2004 - Volume 24, No. 4

Editorial

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

Op-Ed

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

Features

Upgrading Humanity: Should We Become Posthuman?

Departments

Letters

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


Free Inquiry April-May, 2004 Volume 24, No. 3April-May 2004 - Volume 24, No. 3

Editorial

Re-enchantment: The New Enlightenment - Paul Kurtz

Op-Ed

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

Features

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

Departments

Letters

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 - William Harwood

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

Serbia: The Democratic Revolution By Svetozar Stojanovic - Bill Cooke

Nothing Sacred By Tom Flynn - James Morrow

The Magdalene Sisters Directed by Peter Mullan - Benjamin Radford


Free Inquiry February-March, 2004 Volume 24, No. 2February-March 2004 - Volume 24, No. 2

Editorial

The Free Market with a Human Face - Paul Kurtz

Op-Ed

ReligionEinsteinian 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

Features

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

Departments

Letters

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 - Thomas W. Clark

H. L. Mencken on Religion by S. T. Joshi - Thomas Larson

The Man Who Found Time by Jack Repcheck - James Sullivan

What Men Really Think about Women by Allan Jay - Norm Allen


Free Inquiry December, 2003 - January 2004 Volume 24, No. 1December 2003/January 2004 - Volume 24, No. 1

Editorial

Planetary Humanism - Paul Kurtz

Op-Ed

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

Features

THE RISE OF THE NONES

  • A Paleostatistical Inquiry: Part 1 - Otis Dudley Duncan

WHO BEARS THE BLAME FOR NAZISM?

Departments

Frontlines

Letters

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 - Frank L. Pasquale

Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism by John R. Shook - Bill Cooke

Solitary Sex by Thomas W. Laquer - Vern L. Bullough