I am a graduate of medicine and theology with a Ph.D in medical ethics. I tutor in medical ethics at the University of Melbourne, am an (occasional) adjunct Lecturer in Ethics at Ridley Melbourne, and a voluntary researcher with Ethos. I am also a Fellow of ISCAST and a past chair of the Melbourne Chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. I have special interests in professional ethics, sexual ethics and the ethics of virtue.
This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … The nontheistic movement is being shaken up a bit. As Hemant wrote, it looks like Paul Kurtz is no longer going to be leading CFI. The very next day, the Secular Coalition will be gaining a new leader, as we’re announcing the hiring of Sean Faircloth as our new executive director. Who is this man who will be… Read more
This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … This was a fascinating and eye-opening chart from Gallup: There are other findings on the site, but the implications are consistent: when people spend time around gays or lesbians, they’re more comfortable around them and more willing to support their rights. Need I go on? I’m sure you see the parallels. This is why things like the Out… Read more
This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … I’m back from my short vacation and started my first day with the Secular Coalition for America. The good news is that I got to visit family in New York, the bad news is that I wasn’t around when some of my coworkers scored an exclusive meeting with White House officials. Last week they met with Paul Monteiro,… Read more
This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … This is the last time I’ll be using that introduction. Today is my last day working for the American Humanist Association. Starting Monday, I’ll be the Communications Associate for the Secular Coalition for America. I’ll get to do press releases, public relations, speaking engagements, and media appearances. I even get to keep blogging. I can’t think of anything else… Read more
This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association … Ladies and gentlemen, for your daily dose of stupid, I give you Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) quotes explaining why he doesn’t want to do anything about greenhouse gasses (via Thinkprogress): “I would also point out that CO2, carbon dioxide, is not a pollutant in any normal definition of the term. It’s not hazardous to health, it’s naturally occurring. I am creating it as I talk… Read more