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Fall, 1998

Volume 18, Number 4


POSTMODERNISM

Introduction: Truth and Consequences
Matt Cherry

Back to the Enlightenment
E. O. Wilson

Exposing the Emperor's New Clothes
Jean Bricmont

A Defense of the Absurd
Vern L. Bullough

Postmodernism and Universal Human Rights
Xiaorong Li

Is Morality a Matter of Taste?
Theodore Schick, Jr.

Why Everything Is Not Relative
Harvey Siegel

God, Mind, and Artificial Intelligence: An Interview with John Searle
Matt Cherry

God and the Philosophers, Part 2
Paul Edwards


EDITORIAL

Humanist Politics: The Need for a New Coalition
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

The Real Jefferson on Religion
Robert S. Alley

True Religion and the 'Mishkids'
Nancy Littell Fox

Transcending Havel
Timothy J. Madigan

Defending the Rights of Unbelievers
Derek Carl Araujo

Catholic Care Unhealthy for Women
Frances Kissling


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Science & Religion
The Bible and Astronomy
Hector Avalos

Great Minds
The Age of Reason
Thomas Paine

Applied Ethics
The Limits of Ethical Vegetarianism
Harold Hillman

Media Scan
Participatory Science and the Mass Media
Richard Wiseman

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

The Relevance of Sidney Hook Today
Reviewed by Paul Kurtz

Heidegger, Nazism, and Postmodernism
Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Toward Unity of Knowledge
Reviewed by Stuart Jordan

Resilient Illusions
Reviewed by Bill Cooke




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Summer, 1998

Volume 18, Number 3


RE-DISCOVERING HAPPINESS

Introduction: Happiness Now
Molleen Matsumura

Where Is the Good Life?
Paul Kurtz

How to Find Flow
Interview with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Can Religion Make You Happy?
John F. Schumaker

Godless Happiness
Timothy J. Madigan

The Wellness Agenda for Happiness
Donald B. Ardell

God and the Philosophers, Part 1
Paul Edwards

When Clergy Commit the Sin of Silence
Gerald A. Larue

The Notorious Notary
Herb Silverman


EDITORIAL

Secular Humanists vs. the Global Mediacracy
Paul Kurtz


Op-Ed

The Improbability of God
Richard Dawkins

Treason, Abortion, and a Woman's Rights
Marilyn French

How Psychic Hotlines Exploit African Americans
Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Making Peace in Northern Ireland a Reality
Matt Cherry

A Journal Like No Other
Keith Parsons

Poem: Five Easy Prayers for Pagans
Philip Appleman


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Great Minds
Achieving the Happy Life
Epicurus

Applied Ethics
Misleading the Patient for Fun and Profit
Lewis Vaughn

Reason & Liberty
How Religion and Big Money Censor the Media
Brandon M. Stickney

Science & Religion
Searching for God in the Machine
David C. Noelle

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

Checks and Balances on Religious Freedom
Reviewed by Rob Boston

What God Has Joined
Reviewed by Vern L. Bullough

Focusing on Humanism
Reviewed by John A. Xanthopoulos

Debunking Theism
Reviewed by H. James Birx

Examining Evolution
Reviewed by H. James Birx

Myth and History
Reviewed by Bill Cooke




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Spring, 1998

Volume 18, Number 2


SCIENCE VS. RELIGION

Introduction: War or Peace?
Matt Cherry

Darwin Re-Crucified
Paul Kurtz

When Religion Steps on Science's Turf
Richard Dawkins

Two Kinds of Materialism
Eugenie C. Scott

Where the Two Worlds Tangle
Richard P. Feynman

Sizing Up 'Secular Creationism'
Barbara Ehrenreich & Janet McIntosh

Awesome vs. Adipose
Peter Atkins

Answering the Creationists
Michael Ruse

Uniting the World Or Dividing It
Sir Hermann Bondi

Big Bang Cosmology and Atheism
Quentin Smith

How to Fight Creationist/Evolutionist Battles
Molleen Matsumura

A Founding Father's Feet of Clay
Interview with Conor Cruise O'Brien

Do We Have Free Will?
Lewis Vaughn & Theodore Schick, Jr.

The Case of the Shroud
Joe Nickell


EDITORIALS

On the Barricades
Paul Kurtz

The Emptiness of Theology
Richard Dawkins

Mother Teresa's Life and Death in the Media
Christopher Hitchens

Secular Humanists Report Discrimination to the U.N.
Matt Cherry

How to Stop 'Pro-Life' Killings
James A. Haught


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Sidelines

Great Minds
Agnosticism vs. Christianity
T. H. Huxley

Media Scan
Journalists or Defenders of the Faith?
John H. Summers

Reason & Liberty
Your Rights in Intellectual Conversation
Wendy McElroy

Applied Ethics
Cloning and Human Dignity
Timothy J. Madigan

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

Was Life Designed by an Intelligence?
Reviewed by Volkmar Weissig

The Evolution of a Great Scientist
Reviewed by Sherrie Lyons

The Darwinian Trail
Reviewed by H. James Birx

Sulking Theologians
Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Reason Versus Faith
Reviewed by Bill Cooke




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Winter, 1997/98

Volume 18, Number 1


THE HUMANIST HOPE

Introduction: Heaven's Here on Earth
Timothy J. Madigan

Where Are the Secularists?
Paul Kurtz

Why I Am a Secular Humanist
Members of the International Academy of Humanism

I See Around Me Tombstones Grey
Emily Jane Bront

10 Myths about Secular Humanism
Matt Cherry and Molleen Matsumura

A Victory for Humanity
Mikhail Gorbachev

Mother Teresa's House of Illusions
Susan Shields

A Scientist and a 'Saint'
Judith Hayes

Dissecting the Passions of War
Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich

Farewell to God
Charles Templeton

Can a Robot Have Moral Rights?
Theodore Schick, Jr.

Dumping Limbo
"Voltaire"


EDITORIAL

Secular Humanism in the New Russia
Paul Kurtz


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Media Scan
Touched in the Head by a TV Angel
Wendy Kaminer

Sidelines

Great Minds
Why I Am Not A Christian
Bertrand Russell

Reason and Liberty
Why Same-Sex Marriages
Vern L. Bullough

God on Trial
The Big Domino in the Sky
Michael Martin

Applied Ethics
Where Have All the Good Deeds Gone?
Christina Hoff Sommers

Science & Religion
Quantum Spirituality
Victor J. Stenger

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

Courage Beyond Coping
Reviewed by John M. Novak

When a High Priest Renounces God
Reviewed by Henry Gordon

Heresy Trials in America
Reviewed by Timothy Binga

Remembering Averroës;
Reviewed by John A. Xanthopoulos

Passion and God
Reviewed by Timothy J. Madigan

Papal Teft
Reviewed by Timothy J. Madigan

Beyond Divisions
Reviewed by Timothy J. Madigan