Thursday, 10 May 2007

Humanist Network News May 9th 2007

Humanist Network News, weekly e-zine of the Institute for Humanist Studies

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Humanist Network News

May 9, 2007

Read all articles on one page:

Atheists Face Off Against Fundamentalists in Televised Debate
See how the Rational Responders fare in their fight against fundamentalism.

Scholar Disputes Study that Finds "Religion Is Good for Kids"
A study confounds its variables to lead to an erroneous conclusion.

Grants for Humanist Projects: Deadline Aug. 31
IHS wants to help you promote humanism around the world.

Springtime for Humanism in New York
A new governor brings new hope to New York.

Disbelief Documentary Debuts on U.S. TV
A Brief History of Disbelief will be airing in the U.S. during this summer.

Excellent series of UK interviews with Dr Jonathan Miller

Abstinence Only? Not for Bush Administration Official
Hypocrisy continues to reign in the White House.

Sticking to Our Standards
We must stick to our principles even when dealing with those who have no principles.

Vatican says Criticizing Ratzinger is "Terrorism"
According to the Pope, a terrorist is one who disagrees with him.

Letters to the Editor
HNN readers react.

Media Roundup
A roundup of news articles of interest to humanists.

Strange Times
Who needs the supernatural when this world presents us with its own marvels? A roundup of the bizarre.

Cathartic Comics assortment of cartoons and comic strips about humanism, atheism, religion, science and freethought.

Humanist Humor
Personals From Jewish Newspapers

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Elaine Friedman
Editor, Humanist Network News

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