1997 Newsletters

January 1997

Social Justice Ross "Rocky" Anderson, who came in second during the recent election to congress, spoke to Humanists of Utah monthly meeting in December. Here is a summary of his remarks: Our community, like most throughout this country,...

February 1997

Lessons From The Dead Ted Pysher, MD, Professor of Pathology and Clinical Pediatric Pathologist at Primary Children's Medical Center, discussed autopsy at the January Humanists of Utah meeting. The autopsy is the prime procedure that moved medicine...

March 1997

Triumph Of Labeling Doug Stevens believes that in the 2nd Congressional District race, Ross Anderson lost "because he is pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-criminal rights and an ACLU militant," and not because Merrill Cook could buy the office with...

April 1997

Religion's Broad Influences Religious studies are key to understanding world history, literature, society, even art and music," Professor Colleen McDannell told the March 13th meeting of the Humanists of Utah. Professor McDannell holds the Sterling...

May 1997

Liar, Liar Professor Elaine Englehardt, director for the study of ethics at Utah Valley State College, was the speaker at Humanists of Utah's March meeting . Englehardt stated that the first premise of her presentation is that there is no need...

June 1997

Ethnicities In Utah "I became fascinated by the concept of voice, the realization that the enterprise of black writers was to free themselves of the damaging stereotypes formulated by whites and to begin speaking in their own language, on their...

July 1997

Images of the Universe Robert Bigelow spoke at the June meeting of Humanists of Utah on the history of astronomy leading up to current happenings in the scientific field. Robert ably filled in for Richard Cox who had a last minute conflict....

August 1997

The Influence of Humanism in Education Richard Layton‚Äôs Discussion Group Report In considering the influence of humanism on education I thought it might be useful to go through the Humanist Manifesto II  and check all the ideas e...

September 1997

Campaign Reform Proposal: The Tanner Plan Barbara and Norman Tanner have suggested a plan the Salt Lake City Council might adopt to reform campaign financing for City Council and mayoral candidates (Forum, July 7): Before the primary and general...

October 1997

The Garden An old story tells of a person who took a patch of rocks and weeds and turned it into a beautiful garden. A religious authoritarian neighbor saw the garden and tried getting in a plug for his religion. "Praise God for the beautiful...

November 1997

Wilderness Preservation The beautiful pristine geology of southeastern Utah was presented in a multi-media program to Humanists of Utah at the October 9th general membership meeting . Dave Pacheco, Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Utah...

December 1997

The Life and Times of Vardis Fisher Richard Andrews, founder of the Utah Chapter of American Atheists, addressed the November general meeting of Humanists of Utah. Andrews was a long time personal friend and correspondent of Opal Fisher, the...