Category Archives: Science ed

Darwin Day 2013

Each year in early February or on Darwin’s birthday, February 12th, a global celebration of science and reason takes place. Is your group participating in any celebrations? Looking for an event near you? Check out the International Darwin Day Foundation’s … Continue reading

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Inoculating Children Against Supernaturalism

by Kevin Zimmerman Protecting our children from religion and its symptoms—such as dichotomous thinking, the externalization of blame, and perpetual guilt—may be one of the greatest gifts that we can bestow. Some freethinking parents feel uneasy sharing their skepticism of … Continue reading

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Gift Books for Secular Families

by Mindy Rhiger Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season has officially begun.  In another week or so, we will put up our Christmas tree, and I’ve already started thinking about gifts for my friends and family.  To be honest, … Continue reading

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Kids for Inquiry

by Zena Ryder, Centre for Inquiry – Okanagan The Centre for Inquiry is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes and advances reason, science and secularism. (In the US, there is the Center for Inquiry.) Our local branch, CFI-Okanagan, is very … Continue reading

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Joy Against the Rain

by Tori Parker I woke up this morning, somewhere around 4, to the sound of a steady rain falling. There was thunder in the distance, and I lay in bed, a smile on my face. Something about rain calms me. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Darwin

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island I first heard about “Darwin Day” at the American Ethical Union’s Delegate Assembly in 2005. It when here that I first found out that many of our sister societies have celebrated … Continue reading

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Books for the budding skeptic

by Mindy Rhiger Being a skeptic isn’t that different from being a librarian. Honestly, much of my graduate school experience in my library classes was a skeptic’s dream come true. Librarians-in-training learn how to research and evaluate information in preparation … Continue reading

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Ten Books for Secular and Progressive Families

by Bridget McKinney Reading is my own favorite pastime, and as my daughter grows it’s important to me to instill that same value in her. It’s also important for me to instill other values (chiefly skepticism, honesty, and open-mindedness) in … Continue reading

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Camping Beyond Belief

by Chuck Wolber, Camp Quest NorthWest It was late 2008 when I first heard about a summer camp called “Camp Quest”. My son Bailey was ten years old and it seemed like a perfect fit for him. I checked the … Continue reading

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Evolution Made Simple

A brilliantly simple and profound way of explaining the process of evolution to kids (and adults!): Think this video will convince my intelligent-design-supporting extended family?

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