American Humanist Association (AHA)


American Humanist Association (AHA)

The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers in the United States. We work to promote humanism--the idea that you can be good without a god.

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 784
Latest Activity: Jun 10

AHA Updates

Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995.

With the largest print book seller in the United States now selling more ebooks than paper books, it was time the freethought movement invested in the future of publishing so that we can remain relevant and accessible to readers in the U.S. and around the globe.

With new ebooks becoming available on a bi-monthly basis, Humanist Press will have a regularly expanding catalog of interest to atheist and agnostic humanists everywhere. Visit


Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

Let Humanism Ring! The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd Annual Conference will be held June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Join hundreds of humanists, atheists and freethinkers in Philadelphia for a four-day celebration of humanism! The American Humanist Association will feature informative lectures, book signings, celebrity guests, networking opportunities, child care, fun activities and more!

Book your room early by calling the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel at 1-800-325-3535 (mention the American Humanist Association) or visit the AHA’s Personalized Reservation Page to get the special rate of $169 per night (subject to taxes). Rates increase after May 5, 2014 so reserve now!

More information will be announced soon!

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Comment by Sarah Walton on October 10, 2010 at 1:52pm
Wow, lots of great stuff. Thanks again, Geraldo!
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on October 10, 2010 at 10:27am
CSW: The Evolution of God with Robert Wright
On 2 December 2009, The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology featured
ROBERT WRIGHT discussing his book.
Talk by Wright begins about 7 mins. 18 seconds.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on October 10, 2010 at 10:16am
Greg Graffin's dissertation
TITLE Monism, atheism, and the naturalist worldview: Perspectives from evolutionary biology

[excerpts of abstract]
Evolutionary biology has deep significance for religion, ... studies reveal progressively declining belief in god and immortality among American scientists through the 20th century. ... We are left with no adequate means of determining ... the degree of compatibilism among evolutionary biologists with respect to evolution and religion. ... This study reveals the following statistics about the participants from 22 countries: 83.89% are irreligious; 87.92% reject life after death; and 77.85% affirm philosophical naturalism as their world-view. Only 1.3% of the participants have a traditionally theistic world-view; an additional 3.3% blend theism with naturalism, resulting in the lowest frequency of theistic belief ever reported among a group of scientists, 4.6%. ... Only rarely, influential evolutionary biologists allow religious conceptions to enter their naturalistic world-view. They appeal to a unique blend of monism and deism that allows a small, relatively insignificant, role for god as a careless creator. The majority of the respondents see no need to invoke theological concepts in their naturalistic world-views at all, and yet, still maintain a technically compatibilist stance with respect to evolution and religion. Only 10.07% of the participants express a complete incompatibilism between evolution and religion. The majority, 71.88%, believe that religion is a social adaptation, and they find compatibility by expressing religion in evolutionary biological terms. Most participants believe that evolutionary biology is crucial for understanding the many social institutions of the human species, of which religion is only one. ... the respondents reveal a naturalist world-view that accepts traditional religion only on the condition that religion remains mute on the most meaningful matters of human experience.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on October 10, 2010 at 9:34am
Atheism, Punk Rock, and Science
April 26, 2008
Greg Graffin musician, professor, biology, UCLA

Scientist and rock star Greg Graffin accepts the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism award. The punk rocker and professor gives an acoustic performance after accepting the award, which is conferred by Harvard University's Humanist Chaplaincy.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on October 9, 2010 at 5:20pm
Dr. Shadia Drury
Oct 1, 2010
Examines the political beliefs of [Leo] Strauss and their influence on key neoconservative players in the Bush Administration.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on October 9, 2010 at 4:36pm
It's just started.
2:38 PM . Los Angeles . Saturday
Comment by George on October 9, 2010 at 3:24pm
It's Pacific time, so it should start in about an hour.
Comment by Randy Reed on October 9, 2010 at 1:59pm
Wanting to see the replay, couldn't watch the stream.
Comment by Sarah Walton on October 9, 2010 at 10:26am
Oops. Stupid clipboard fail! Sorry, and thank you Geraldo for grabbing that.
Comment by George on October 9, 2010 at 9:41am
Did anyone watch the conference yesterday afternoon? (It started at 2:00)

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