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front_door_logo.gif (4963 bytes) Volume 20 - 2000

Free Inquiry Fall 2000

Fall, 2000 - Volume 20, Number 4


The New American Plutocracy - Paul Kurtz


Are We Evolved Yet? - Wendy Kaminer

A Woman's Body as Political Territory - Katha Pollitt

A Message from the Human Genome - Christopher Hitchens

The Republic of Feelings - Christina Hoff Sommers

Does the First Amendment Protect Theft and Arson? - Nat Hentoff

When Good Books Vanish - Mark Crispin Miller

Freedom or Dogma in Academia - Daniel Maguire

Morally Straight . . . and Intolerant? - Margaret Downey

Zoophobia? - David P. Barash

The Right to Let Go - Sally Cole Mooney


Without the Wall





Church-State Update Supreme Court Wraps Up Before Summer Break - Tom Flynn

Great Minds Matilda Joslyn Gage - Sally Roesch Wagner

Science and Religion Are Science and Religion Compatible? Part 2 - Tad Clements

Humanism at Large - Abraham Kneisley


Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII by John Cornwell - William Harwood

Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Lou Matz

The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story by Bernard Katz - Ben Radford

Galactic Rapture by Tom Flynn - Timothy Binga

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee - David C. Noelle

Summer, 2000 - Volume 20, Number 3


The Need to Come Out of the Closet - Paul Kurtz


Criminal Justice -Wendy Kaminer

Not So Docile Sheep - Christopher Hitchens

The First Amendment and the KKK - Nat Hentoff

Life Lessons - Katha Pollitt

Stealth Fighters - Mark Crispin Miller

Mother Nature Is Not a Feminist - Christina Hoff Sommers

'The Freest Nation in the World'? - Peter Singer

When Journalism Collides with Faith - Lewis Vaughn

Religion vs. Rationalism in India - Sanal Edamaruku

Truth and Dogma - Robert M. Price

The Bible Belting of America - Gary Sloan


Minds Beyond

  • Introduction: Looking for Minds Beyond Earth - Lewis Vaughn
  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - Albert A. Harrison 
  • SETI and the Religions of Extraterrestrials - Jill Tarter
  • When Humanists Meet E.T. - Theodore Schick, Jr.
  • Looking for God and Space Aliens - Donald E. Tarter
  • They're Made Out of Meat - Terry Bisson
  • Do Memes Make Sense? 
    • Yes - Susan Blackmore
    • No-Michael Bradie
  • 'Religious Naturalism' and a New Planetary Ethic: An Interview with Ursula Goodenough
  • Queen Silver: The Godless Girl - Wendy McElroy
  • God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian - Kurt Vonnegut





Church-State Update Supreme Court Hears Texas Football Case - Tom Flynn

Great Minds Percy Bysshe Shelley - John P.M. Murphy

Science and Religion Are Science and Religion Compatible? Part 1 - Tad Clements

Humanism at Large - Matt Cherry


The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book. Ibn Warraq, ed. - Robert M. Price

Walking the Tightrope of Faith: Philosophical Conversations about Reason and Religion
Hendrik Hart, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Kai Nielsen, eds. - Austin Dacey

The Ways of an Atheist by Bernard Katz - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Rage Against the Veil: The Courageous Life and Death of an Islamic Dissident by Parvin Darabi and Romin P. Thomson - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Battlefield Earth - James Underdown

Spring, 2000 -Volume 20, Number 2


God at Work - Christopher Hitchens

Jesus and the Politicians -Wendy Kaminer

Why Kids Need Real Science -Katha Pollitt

Stem Cells and Immortal Souls - Peter Singer

When Vouchers Entangle Church and State - Nat Hentoff

Censorship Inc.- Mark Crispin Miller

The Wall Under Siege - Barry W. Lynn

When Creationism Goes to School: A Teacher's Perspective - Thomas J. Geelan

A Student's View - Raina Lipsitz

The Opposite of Love - Matt Cherry


Best of Humanism





Church-State Update Kentucky Passes Anti-Atheist Law - Tom Flynn

Humanism at Large - Matt Cherry


Varieties of African American Religious Experience by Anthony Pinn - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

The Great Deception, And What Jesus Really Said and Did by Gerd Lüdemann - 
Robert M. Price

An Uppity Old Atheist Woman's Dictionary by Carol C. Faulkenberry - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Exodus to Humanism: Jewish Identity Without Religion by David Ibry - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Violence in Nigeria: The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies by Toyin Falola - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Winter, 1999/ 2000 -Volume 20, Number 1


The Promise of  Manifesto 2000 - Paul Kurtz

Commendations and Comments 


Weirding Out on Creationism - Katha Pollitt

A Wiser View of Abortion - Diana Brown

Outlawing Unbelief - Tom Flynn

The Daybreak of Secular Humanism in Africa - Alfred T. Kisubi

Living by the Bells - Sally Cole Mooney






Church-State Update School Vouchers Move to Front Burner - Tom Flynn

Applied Ethics Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosopher for the 20th Century - Jeannette Lowen

Great Minds Voltaire vs. Intolerance - Wendy McElroy

Humanism at Large


Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries about the Event That Changed History by William Ryan and Walter Pitman - Hector Avalos

On the Contrary: Critical Essays, 1987-1997 by Paul M. Churchland and Patricia S. Churchland - David C. Noelle

Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand eds. Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Bryan Register

The 'God' Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God by Matthew Alper - David C. Noelle

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