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Atheism and Humanism - Science topic

While atheism is the absence of belief, humanism is a positive attitude to the world, centred on human experience, thought, and hopes. Humanism is an approach to life based on reason and our common humanity, which believes that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone.
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Sentientism is contrasted with a range of related philosophical positions and movements: Atheism, Humanism, Secularism, Brights, Veganism, Painism, Animalism, Anti-Speciesism and Sentiocentrism. I argue that sentientism incorporates the advantages and addresses the weaknesses of each of these positions and movements.
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In the five-yearly census data since 1996 the fastest-growing religions in Australia are Buddhism, Islam and Paganism. The 2006 census data identified Australia as 30.6% not religious (combining categories such as Atheism, Humanism, No Religion and Religion Not Stated/ Not Adequately Defined), 63.8% Christian, and 5.6% religions other than Christia...
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The five-yearly census data since 1996 has revealed that the fastest-growing religions in Australia are Buddhism, Islam and Paganism. The 2006 census data broadly identified Australia as 30.6% not religious (combining categories such as Atheism, Humanism and No Religion and Religion Not Stated/Not Adequately Defined), 63.8% Christian, and 5.6% reli...
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Popular and academic interest in the phenomenon of ‘non-religion’, including atheism, humanism and agnosticism, is currently on the rise, reflected in the proliferation of social research on this important theme. Yet, despite a parallel growth in scholarship on childhood, youth and religion, little interest has so far been directed towards non-reli...
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In academic no less than popular thought, India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Disenchanting India qualifies this representation through an analysis of the contemporary Indian rationalist organisations (those that affirm the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism or free-thinking).To understand the genesis of o...
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In this challenging and provocative book, Steve Fuller contends that our continuing faith in science in the face of its actual history is best understood as the secular residue of a religiously inspired belief in divine providence. Our faith in science is the promise of a life as it shall be, as science will make it one day. Just as men once put th...