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Fall, 1997

Volume 17, Number 4


SEXUAL FREEDOM

Introduction
Timothy J. Madigan

A Feminist Defense of Pornography
Wendy McElroy

Women and British Porn Laws
Cherie Matrix

Who Owns Prostitution and Why?
Lacey Sloan

Homosexual Rights: Why Humanism Cares
Rob A. Tielman

How Women Have Changed Sex
Vern L. Bullough

Sex and God: Is Religion Twisted?
James A. Haught


ISLAM AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Introduction
Norm R. Allen, Jr.

A Declaration of the Rights of Women in Islamic Societies

Islam's Shame
Ibn Warraq

Is Islam Secularizable?
Sadik J. al-Azm

The Songs of Freedom
Taslima Nasrin


EDITORIAL

Cosmic Humanism for the Space Age
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

Getting a Humanist Education
Joe Nickell

Is Faith Good for You?
Hector Avalos

Why I Am a Secular Humanist
Wole Soyinka


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Great Minds
Letters from the Earth
Mark Twain

God on Trial
Frenchy's Con
Michael Martin

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

Trying to Save God
Reviewed by Michael Martin

The Crisis of Catholic Sex
Reviewed by Vern L. Bullough

Porn: A Business Like Any Other
Reviewed by Molleen Matsumura

Stories from Pro-Sex Feminists
Reviewed by Wendy McElroy

Matter Matters
Reviewed by H. James Birx

Dueling Visions
Reviewed by Rob Boston




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Summer, 1997

Volume 17, Number 3


CLONING HUMANS

Introduction
Timothy J. Madigan

Declaration in Defense of Cloning and the Integrity of Scientific Research
The International Academy of Humanism

Thinking Clearly About Clones
Richard Dawkins

Taboos Without a Clue
Ronald A. Lindsay

No Fear
Richard T. Hull


EDITORIAL

The Need to Reach Out
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

Exposing the Religious Right's 'Secret' Weapon
Gil Alexander-Moegerie

Can Science Prove that Prayer Works?
Hector Avalos

Morality Requires God ... or Does It?
Theodore Schick, Jr.

Why I Am a Secular Humanist:
An Interview with Albert Ellis

When Humanists Embrace the Arts
James Herrick

What's Wrong with Relativism
Lewis Vaughn

Secularists, Rise Up and Celebrate!
Roger E. Greeley


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Great Minds
Absurdities of the Gods
Robert G. Ingersoll

God on Trial
God for a Day!
Michael Martin

Humanism at Large
Matt Cherry


REVIEWS

Who Is a Jew?
Reviewed by Paul Kurtz

Reincarnation Undressed
Reviewed by Martin Gardner

The Tragic Consequences of Faith
Reviewed by David Mackmiller

Humanist Poetry for the Ages
Reviewed by Rob Boston

Imaginative Atheism
Reviewed by Finnegeir Hiorth




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Spring, 1997

Volume 17, Number 2


THE FREEDOM TO INQUIRE

Introduction
George D. Smith

Atheism and Inquiry
David Berman

Inquiry: A Core Concept of John Dewey's Philosophy
Larry Hickman

Freely Ye Have Inquired?
Skipp Porteous

Family Friendly Libraries
Robert Riehemann

A Humanist's Doubts About the Information Revolution
Mario Bunge

The Virtues of 'The Ethics of Belief': W. K. Clifford's Continuing Relevance
Timothy J. Madigan

National Character, Collective Guilt, and Original Sin: The Goldhagen Controversy
Edmund D. Cohen


SEEING THINGS

Tampa Bay's 'Virgin Mary Apparition'
Gary P. Posner

Those Tearful Icons
Joe Nickell


ON WITCHCRAFT

Witch-Children: Then and Now
Hans Sebald

Children, Witches, Demons, and Cultural Reality
Phillips Stevens, Jr.

The Incredible Flimflams of Margaret Rowen, Part 3: The Comic Pratfalls of Robert Reid
Martin Gardner


NEWS AND VIEWS


EDITORIAL

Surviving Bypass and Enjoying the Exuberant Life: A Personal Account
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

The Honest Agnostic: Battling Demons of the Mind
James A. Haught


REVIEWS

Those with Courage to Doubt
Reviewed by Robert Sherrill

The Latest from Quine on Logic and Language
Reviewed by John Shosky




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Winter, 1996/97

Volume 17, Number 1


EUTHANASIA POLICY AT THE CROSSROADS

Assisted Suicide: Will the Supreme Court Respect the Autonomy Rights of Dying Patients?
Ronald A. Lindsay

Euthanasia in The Netherlands
Pieter V. Admiraal


SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR

Catholic Primate Clings to Evolution
H. James Birx

The Pope, Evolution, and the Soul
Mario Bunge

Humanist World Meets in Mexico City
Matt Cherry


HUMANISM IN EASTERN EUROPE

Humanists Meet in Poland and Russia
Timothy J. Madigan

The Polish Church as an Enemy of the Open Society
Andrzej Flis


EDITORIAL

The Infomedia Revolution: Opportunities for Global Humanism
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

By Any Means Necessary
Vivian Lindermayer

Student Freethought Group Embarks on Productive Path
Derek Araujo

The Need for a Universal Declaration of Human Values
Abe Solomon

Camp Quest '96
Vern Uchtman

Breaking the Last Taboo
James A. Haught

The Immortal David Hume
Nigel Bruce

Lucy Stone: Woman of Firsts
Lois K. Porter

The Re-Discovery of Ludwig Feuerbach
Van A. Harvey

Dr. Persinger's God Machine
Ian Cotton


VIEWPOINTS

Three Ways to Beat Religious Political Extremists
Skipp Porteous


REVIEWS

Hitler's Jewish Genocide and Goldhagen's Holocaustbabble
Reviewed by Hans Askenasy

Feminism Challenged
Reviewed by Mary McGreevy

Homosexuality in the Mormon Church
Reviewed by Vern L. Bullough

Twinkle, Twinkle
Reviewed by Adam L. Carley

The History of Freethought
Reviewed by Joe Barnhart

The Search for Connection Between Two Worlds: An Odyssey
Reviewed by Jeannette Lowen