Truth & Reason

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In Defense of Truth and Reason

This blog series deals with the importance of Truth and Reason in our daily lives. A key principle of Humanism is rational thinking.  In the current US political climate, truth is becoming more rare. This…

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Baloney Detection For Humanists

Adapted from The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan.    Confirm “facts.” Ask the proponents if any reputable independent source has confirmed the “facts” they’re using. Debate the evidence. You could contact several knowledgeable proponents who…


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Reason, Logic, and Truth

Why don’t more people use reason and logic? Using reason and logic requires both effort and time. It’s hard. Some people are not confident they can effectively employ reason and logic. Some people have little…


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Why Do Leaders Sometimes Lie?

Thoughts from some of our readers Fear of reprisals Loss of status Lack of integrity Convenient cover-up when things go wrong Political embarrassment needs to be avoided at all costs Loss of votes Egomania Useful…


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Why Do Leaders Sometimes Lie? (Part 2)

Thoughts from some of our readers, continued: First and foremost, everything they say and do is carefully calibrated toward getting re-elected. If they feel that disclosing the truth will lose votes, they will not tell…



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Some Benefits of Reason

REASON  has overcome these fallacies UFO’s, Extraterrestrial abductions, Existence of Martians Existence of Demons , Witches, Spirits and Devils Extraterrestrial visitations Creationism and a Universe only 6,000 years old Visions, Mediums, and Astrology The Bermuda triangle…


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Using REASON for World-Wide Problems

REASON could help solve these world-wide problems Avoid a nuclear war Provide everyone with sufficient food, water and shelter Provide health care for everyone Reduce highway deaths due to alcohol and drugs Stop the drug…