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October / November 2006

Volume 26 Number 6


HUMANISM AND THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

Introduction
Nathan Bupp

God, Aristotle, and the New Science of Happiness
Ken Livingston

A Talk with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi–the Father of 'Flow'
Nathan Bupp

Can Psychology Be Positive about Religion?
John Shook

How Can Philosphy Address the Problem of Happiness?
James Gouinlock

Humans Are Hive Creatures
Jonathan Haidt

Bertrand Russell and The Conquest of Happiness
Michael E. Berumen

The Fullness of Life
Paul Kurtz


EDITORIAL

The Principles of Fairness: Progressive Taxation
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

The Seductions of Misbelief
Tom Flynn

Is there a God? Go Ask Alice
David Koepsell

Anglicans and Idiocy
Christopher Hitchens

What Greater Motivation?
Peter Singer

Rescuing the Constitution from the Flag
Nat Hentoff

Sin, Sex, and Celibacy
Shadia B. Drury

Gender and Science
Vern L. Bullough

Altruism's Bad Influence
Tibor R. Machan

Spiritual Libertarians
R. Joseph Hoffmann

Should We Respect Religion?
Barbara Smoker


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Pop Icon, Humanist An Interview with Bjrn Ulvaeus

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Islam Watch
The Nature of the Literary Evidence: A Dialogue on Methodology, Part 1
Ibn Warraq


REVIEWS

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom-Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think
By Jonathan Haidt

David L. Weiner

Dictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, & Humanism
Edited by Bill Cooke

William Harwood

Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman

Glenn Branch

Superman Returns
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., 2006

William Orem


POEM

The Round Square
Jamey Hecht




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August / September 2006

Volume 26 Number 5


SECTS AND VIOLENCE

Contemporary Religious Terrorism
Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez

Why 'Religious Literacy' Is a Misleading Concept
Laura Purdy

Is Faith Good for Us?
Phil Zuckerman

Throwing the Book at Them
Thomas E. Mates

Do Our Values Come from God? The Evidence Says No
Victor J. Stenger

Totem Metamorphosis
Joe Nickell

SOS Celebrates 21 Years of Service
Jim Christopher

SOS as a Viable Self-help Alternative
Susan Gibbons


EDITORIAL

Creating Secular and Humanist Alternatives to Religion
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

What's Wrong with Megachurches?
Tom Flynn

New Threats to Academic Freedom
David Koepsell

Our Culture of Plagiarism
Wendy Kaminer

Who Will Decide You Should Die?
Nat Hentoff

Vice Verso
Christopher Hitchens

Expanding the Circle
Peter Singer

Altitude and Attitude
Arthur Caplan

One Flew over Biola
James Underdown


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Inside Christian Nationalism An Interview with Michelle Goldberg

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Science and Religion
Fear and Folly: Russell, Lewis, and the Existential Identity Thief
Thomas Szasz

Humanism and the Arts
Standing Up for Science Fiction
George Zebrowski

Faith and Reason
Heaven as an Argument against God's Existence
Avital Pilpel

Humanism at Large
The Loch Ness Nipple
Katrina Voss


REVIEWS

American Theocracy
By Kevin Phillips

Albert Menendez

America at the Crossroads
By Francis Fukuyama

Shadia B. Drury

Ye Will Say I Am No Christian
Edited by Bruce Braden

Daniel M. Kane

On Bullshit and Its Users
By Harry G. Frankfurt

Thomas Larson


BOOKS IN BRIEF

African American Humanist Principles
By Anthony B. Pinn

Norm R. Allen Jr.

The Pagan Christ
By Tom Harpur

Tom Flynn

The Population Fix
By Edward C. Hartman

Tom Flynn




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June/July 2006

Volume 26 Number 4


PAUL KURTZ AT EIGHTY

Congratulations from the World

Why I Am a Skeptic about Religious Claims
Paul Kurtz

Abortion Rights after South Dakota
Eileen McDonagh

The Time Is Right to Renew Our Look at Morality
Jeanette Lowen

Moon
Valerie Wohlfeld


EDITORIAL

Sundry Reflections
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

A Time to Push Back
Tom Flynn

One Unholy Alliance
David Koepsell

Lies in Embryo
Arthur Caplan

Partial-truth Abortion Bans
Wendy Kaminer

Reply to a Christian
Sam Harris

The Freedom to Ridicule Religion and Deny the Holocust
Peter Singer

New Ways to Grow
Vern Bullough

Wanting but Reproducing
Tibor R. Machan

Limited Love in Deus Caritas Est
Gerd Ldemann


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Abortion and Our Culture: An Interview with Eyal Press

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Ingersoll Individuality
Robert Green Ingersoll

Applied Ethics
Bush's Totalitarian Logic
Lissa Skitolsky

Humanism at Large
A Metric Clock-Calendar for the Second Cosmic Year
Robert Page Burruss

God on Trial
Antony in Wonderland
Raymond D. Bradley

Living without Religion
The Book of Job and J.B.: Faith and Reason
Gary Sloan

Faith and Reason
The Sin of Obedience
Barbara Smoker

Islam Watch
The Need for Qur'ranic Criticism, Part 2
Ibn Warraq

Humanism in the Arts
Our Other National Anthem
Arthur R. Miller


Reviews

The Evolution-Creation Struggle
By Michael Ruse

Nick Matzke

The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave
Edited by Robert Price and Jeffrey Lowder

R. Joseph Hoffmann

The Last Witchfinder
By James Morrow

George Zebrowski

Loving the Body: Black Religious Studies and the Erotic
Edited by Anthony B. Pinn and Dwight N. Hopkins

Norm R. Allen Jr.




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April/May 2006

Volume 26 Number 3


THE CARTOONS AND THE CRISIS

Islam and the Cartoons
Tom Flynn

Mutt, Jeff, and Muhammad
R. Joseph Hoffmann

Representation of the Human Form in Islam
Ibn Warraq


INTELLIGENT DESIGN AFTER DOVER

The Thin Edge of the Wedge
David Koepsell

Natural 'Knowledge' and Natural 'Design'
Richard Dawkins

Science vs. Religion in the ID Debate
Lawrence M. Krauss

Intelligent Design as Illusion
Stewart Elliot Guthrie

Teaching Evolution at a Christian College
David Ludden

Why Hard Science Won't Cure Easy Religion
R. Joseph Hoffmann

The Education of Shelby Knox
Benjamin Radford

The Specter of Brain Science
Thomas W. Clark


EDITORIAL

The Vatican and the Supreme Court: Should Religion Be a Private or Public Matter?
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Secularism's Breakthrough Moment
Tom Flynn

The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
Sam Harris

Bioengineering and Self-Improvement
Arthur Caplan

'Judicial Activism' and the Conservative Revolution
Shadia B. Drury

C.S. Lewis's Hideous Weakness
Christopher Hitchens

Why the Korean Stem-cell Controversy Matters
Peter Singer

The Source of Our Diminishing Liberties
Nat Hentoff

Ten Years of Humanism and Skepticism in Russia
Valerii Kuvakin


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Islam Watch
The Need for Qur'anic Criticism, Part 1
Ibn Warraq


REVIEWS

Our Endangered Values
By Jimmy Carter

Keith Taylor

Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
By Harvey J. Kaye

Kenneth Burchell

The Just War and Jihad
Edited By R. Joseph Hoffmann

Kenneth W. Krause

Roadside Religion
By Timothy K. Beal

Greg Martinez

Democracy Under Assault
By Michele Swenson

Edd Doerr

Freethought Busts From the Bank of Wisdom
Tom Flynn




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February / March 2006

Volume 26 Number 2


SCIENCE, ETHICS, AND THE SOUL

Council's 25th Anniversary World Congress a Resounding Success
Nathan Bupp

Enlightened Solutions for Global Challenges
Mario Bunge

How We Can Win the Global Culture War
Stuart Jordan

Twisting Scripture: When Bible Translators (and Their Bibles) Lie
Hector Avalos

Will Secularism Survive?
Hector Avalos and Jim Herrick

The Failure of Celibacy
Vern L. Bullough

The Intolerant Gospel
Gerd Ludemann

EDITORIAL

Hurrah for Freedom of Inquiry: Vital Issues for Secular Humanists
Plus The Best Antidote for Religious Fanaticism
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Secularism Plus
Tom Flynn

A Time for Courage
David Koepsell

Academic Freedom for All
Nat Hentoff

Strange Bedfellows
Wendy Kaminer

The Lost Sobriety of Conservatism
Shadia B. Drury

When the Free Exercise of Religion Is Costly
Christopher Hitchens

Thank You, Science
Katrina Voss


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
On the Record: An Interview with Herbert Hauptman

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Humanism at Large
Jesus! I'm Too Nice for My Own Good!
Martha W. Love

Islam Watch
Apostasy and Human Rights
Ibn Warraq

Applied Ethics
Free Iraq
James P. Sterba

A Word from Ingersoll
Christianity's Decline
Robert Green Ingersoll


REVIEWS

Reality Check: What Your Mind Knows, but Isn't Telling You
By David L. Weiner

Daniel M. Kane

Can God & Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Laws
By Robert F. Drinan

Edd Doerr

Mao: The Untold Story
By Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Bill Cooke

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law
By Marci A. Hamilton

Edd Doerr

Toward a New Political Humanism
Edited by Barry F. Seidman and Neil J. Murphy

David Koepsell

Freethought Busts From the Bank of Wisdom
Tom Flynn




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December 2005/January 2006

Volume 26 Number 1


FEATURES

The Republican War on Science
Chris Mooney

I Will Do These Things to Please You
Matthew Zapruder

The Suicide Bomber and the Leap of Faith
Stephen Gallagher

The Inheritance of the Core Self in Human Clones
Larry R. Vandervert

Expunging Evil
Thomas Simon


EDITORIAL

The Pursuit of Excellence
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Who's Afraid of Faith-Based Charities?
Tom Flynn

Passing the Cross
Wendy Kaminer

Selling Out Science
Sam Harris

Truth, ID, and New Orleans
Arthur Caplan

Morality Without Religion
Marc Hauser & Peter Singer

Connecting the Dots
Massimo Pigliucci

Ayn Rand's Legacy to Philosophy
Tibor R. Machan

Invisible People Suffer Most
Guy Harrison

Calvin and Katrina
Michael Ray Fitzgerald


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Ignorance Is No Excuse An Interview with Jacques Berlinerblau

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Islam Watch
Virgins? What Virgins?
Ibn Warraq

Great Minds
John Stuart Mill
David Koepsell

Applied Ethics
Three Fallacies of Torture
Michael Davis

Living Without Religion
Atheists in Cyberspace
Keith Taylor

Faith and Reason
Is Allah Yahweh?
Gary Sloan

God on Trial
God or Gods, They're Equally Nonexistent
Laird Addis

A Word from Ingersoll
Introduction
Tom Flynn

Who Was Christ?
Robert G. Ingersoll

Humanism at Large
'Everything Happens for a Reason'
Tom Shipka


REVIEWS

God and Philosophy
By Antony Flew

Richard M. Gale

Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence
By Hector Avalos

Kenneth W. Krause

The Passion of the Lord: African American Reflections
Edited by James A. Noel and Matthew V. Johnson

Anthony Pinn

Humanism
By Barbara Smoker

Bill Cooke

Creation: Once Upon All Time
Directed by Carol Schuller Milner

Jim Underdown