Archive for August, 2008

Carnival time!

The 24th Humanist Symposium blog carnival has been posted over at The Uncredible Hallq, and I am happy to say that my post about Representation has been included. There’s a good array of intelligent, thoughtful and entertaining articles by a host of atheist and humanist bloggers. It’s a great way to get a taste of what’s out there. Please do head over and have a look, and to anyone who’s come here from the symposium: Welcome!

Continuing the carnival theme, the Edinburgh University Humanist Society will be at Pride Glasgow this coming Saturday (30th August) celebrating diversity and human rights. We’ll be manning a stall with some help from our friends from the Humanist Society of Scotland and the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.  The stalls are on from 10am to 5pm in George Square, Glasgow and we’d love to see you, so come by, say hello and enjoy the goings on.

Our whole human family

I recently came across the Genographic Project and I’m pretty excited. By looking at the shared DNA of human communities across the world, it is possible to build a map of migration patterns out of Africa and the development of diversity among humans.

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Where does an atheist or humanist female blogger belong?

I have a puzzle for you all. Recently, I have been looking at the BlogHer website. BlogHer is a community for women who blog. It aims to create exposure, foster networking and build a community through a blog directory, featured posts, bloghosting and forums. Sounds great! You register with the website and then you are free to list your blogs in the BlogHer directory under the relevant topic(s). In addition to this, BlogHer bloggers will be writing about the interesting posts that they come across in their topic areas. It all sounds pretty straightforward and productive, except I have one question: What topic would This Humanist come under?

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I wrote before about the importance of diversity. I’d like to continue that discussion and talk about representation. I believe that if we want to create a vibrant, engaging Humanist community then it needs to be diverse and accessible to everyone, and it is our duty to make it so.

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