2019 Freedom of Thought Report

Each year Humanists International, a non-governmental organisation championing secularism, human rights and equality, publishes a very comprehensive and influential report titled “The Freedom of Thought Report”. The 2019 edition is available and contains a few surprises. Let’s take a look. What exactly is this report all about? This is a comprehensive report on “discrimination against humanists, atheists and the … Read more

The 2018 Freedom of Thought Report is now available

freedom of thought

Each year the IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union) publishes a very comprehensive report that contains a worldwide survey of discrimination and persecution against humanists, atheists and the non-religious. In other words, it points the finger at nations that deem not believing ancient myths and fantasies to be a crime. It is quite frankly shocking that … Read more

Recognising patterns of dehumanisation

The UK’s Independent has a great interview with David Eagleman, and that opening remark of mine just might be your cue for the “Who?” comment. OK, fair enough, so first a quick intro. He is a neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine. Now on to the Interview in the Independent. I’m going to pluck one specific bit out of … Read more

fair admissions to schools in UK? Nope.

I once worked in a situation where various companies provided services to a large corporate client that I worked with, and one of those service providing companies was in the habit of issuing a weekly email that highlighted all the wonderful things they had done the previous week Being a curious person, I checked and discovered that … Read more