In this excerpt from the “The Humanist – 1000 Summers” the moderator of the Humanist Union outlines his vision for humanism to an appreciative audience in a Paris cathedral.
His speech outlines the relationship between ethics and metaphysics, within our shared history of prophets and philosophers teaching us how to adapt to city life, as the secular basis for the great religions and faiths.
He also outlines the Humanist Union’s program of safeguarding the genotype of each of its members, by various methods.
- The Plan for the Humanist Union
- Humanism – a history of the hijacked Credo of our species
- Ethicists Are Surrounding Themselves, Again
- Cyber Consciousness vs Genity (Phenotype) for Immortality
- Chinese Premier May Help Confucianism and Humanism Merge
- Collapsing Empires Through Devolution
- Will Ebola Rescue the Planet?
- Our Species Singularity
- Humanism – the Forgotten and Future Bond of Humanity
- A Post-Secular Humanist Manifesto
The DEFINITIVE HISTORY by Robert Grudin. “Humanitas meant the development of human virtue, in all its forms, to its fullest extent. The term thus implied not only such qualities as are associated with the modern word humanity—understanding, benevolence, compassion, mercy—but also such more aggressive characteristics as fortitude, judgment, prudence, eloquence, and even love of honour.
Ethicists are the science priests, invariably finding new rights for the unborn, with little care for the born. In China they rely on common sense and conservatism, which we can emulate.
Confucianism and Humanism are overlapping credos that reinforce and supplement each other. Together they could build into the youth of our species the character both revere.
This seminal article describes the imminent government of our species, demonstrating our hidden process of returning to villages that answer to nobody and everyone.
It stops short of discussing the hegemony of the UN, but that is a separate awakening for we killer apes.
Kudos to The Atlantic magazine for a truth that may now speak its name.
”Individual selection is responsible for much of what we call sin, while group selection is responsible for the greater part of virtue.” Wilson is easily the greatest thinker of our age, an invaluable successor to Darwin.
“Biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world’s greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience–the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning.
A large standing military, a large contractor base, and its widespread congressional patronage network cannot survive without war or the threat of war to lubricate the continuing money flow it requires.
A critique of Martine Rothblatt’s illuminating assessment of how cyber consciousness will evolve and come to be adjuncts, even replacements for ourselves. Here I contrast it with my DNA based approach, as the two paths are parallel now, but could meet at infinity.
The Singularity is here, and it’s not about artificial intelligence. It’s about our species’ character in the face of impending extinction.
This is a definitive article by a profound scholar, R. Joseph Hoffmann, written when the “brights” really thought they were. Humanists, that is.
It’s one thing to know we live in a military plutocracy. When we tolerate it, year in, year out, we invite desperate times.
The absence of a responsible press in the West is unforgivable, and now the Internet is gone too . Sorry, but this is what fascism looks like.
One of the world’s largest slums in Nigeria has more than 70 million people living in absolute poverty. An opportunity exists to offer them Internet access affordably.
No major broadcast network has made even passing mention of a treaty that curtails trafficking to war-torn nations.
“The UN was not created to take humanity to heaven but to save it from hell.”- Former United Nations Sec’y-General Dag Hammarskjold.
The struggle for the governance of our species is becoming more explicit.
The Security Council’s hijacking of our species’ governance, to protect their own interests and war criminals.
A strengthened United Nations where all voices, including those of citizens directly, is imperative and overdue.
An estimated 70 million people live in a 100 mile “shanty-city” from Lagos to Ibadan, Nigeria. If the human population is a cancer for Mother Earth, then pandemic(s) are the classical cure.
Humanism is a celebration of the incandescent miracle – Life. Can humanists embrace their legacy, born of Confucianism and Buddhism, brought through the Renaissance as Humanism?
“Supplementing the dollar with a bullion currency would solve some of the problems related to the potential of countries running large deficits and would help stability,”
This year’s session has produced a major surprise. AWB proposes that all trade in wildlife across national borders should be prohibited, endangered or not.
“It’s been a wonderful experience.” observes Martin McGlade, who convinced his local Humanist chapter that they had much to learn from traditional religion.
Two major environmental advocacy groups reverse their policies on nuclear power, to deal with the tar sands as a giant oil spill.