Web Sites of the Month

February 2011 – Edge

Chapter member Flo Wineriter suggests the Edge website as a place to spend some cyber-time.

To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

http://edge.org


March 2011 – KickStarter

Chapter member Lisa Miller suggests the KickStarter website as a place to spend some cyber-time.

It provides a way for people to get funding for various creative projects. I think it is a fun way to be part of things and help make them happen. Issues that are really interesting to you.

http://www.kickstarter.com/


April 2011 – Greta Christina’s Blog

Sex, atheism, dreams, and whatever. Thinking out loud since 2005.

https://the-orbit.net/greta/


May 2011 – New Humanist

New Humanist is the London based magazine of the Rationalist Association, promoting reason, debate and free thought since 1885. On this website you can find archives going back more than a decade, a blog, and more.

http://newhumanist.org.uk/about


June 2011 – Elaine Ball Blog Spot

Elaine Ball, whose winning entry in this year’s Marion Craig Essay Contest maintains a lively blog.

She describes herself as a “dreamer, a teacher, and a student.” Drop by to see her thoughts and post your comments.

http://elaineball.blogspot.com/


October 2011 – Jen-Hancock.com / Humanist

Flo Wineriter suggests this site which claims that “Being a good person can make you happier.”

http://www.jen-hancock.com/


November 2011 – Unreasonable Faith

I’m Daniel Florien. I was an evangelical Christian for over a decade…I was wrong.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/


January 2012 – The Capital District Humanist Society

The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

http://www.humanistsociety.org/


February 2012 – New Natural History Museum of Utah

An architectural marvel and a case study in “green” design created by community generosity; we welcome you to the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center. Come check us out!

http://nhmu.utah.edu/


March 2012 – Utah Rivers Council

Founded in 1995, the Utah Rivers Council is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of Utah’s rivers, sustainable clean water sources and natural ecosystems for both Utah’s people and wildlife.

http://www.utahrivers.org/


May 2012 – Humanist Society of Santa Barbara

We at the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara share the conviction that rational inquiry can provide the best foundation for human progress.

http://santabarbarahumanists.org/


June 2012 – Move to Amend

We the People
-not-
We the Corporations

http://movetoamend.org


November 2012 – Celebrate Carl Sagan Day!

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/carlsaganday


January 2013 – Kids Without God

http://kidswithoutgod.com/


March 2013 – 32 Discordant Metronomes

http://io9.com/5947112/watch-32-discordant-metronomes-achieve-synchrony


April 2013 – Inside Climate News

The scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.

http://insideclimatenews.org/topics/climate-science


May 2013 – The Oatmeal Quotations

A blogger who likes to draw just about anything and everything. This particular link goes to his take on some favorite quotations, but spend some time looking at the whole Oatmeal site!

http://theoatmeal.com/blog/quotations


September 2013 – Humanist Learning Systems

Think Better—Have Better Relationships—Feel More Fulfilled. This site, recommended by Flo Wineriter is a great introduction to the humanist philosophy

https://humanistlearning.com/


October 2013 – TED Talk: Adam Savage

If you have not see a TED Talk you are missing out. This link is to a 7.5 minute presentation by Adam Savage of Myth Busters fame. His enthusiasm for SCIENCE is infective. Highly recommended!

http://www.ted.com/talks/how_simple_ideas_lead_to_scientific_discoveries.html


November 2013 – Why With Nye!

Why With Nye features legendary educator and entertainer Bill Nye demystifying the cutting edge science behind NASA’s groundbreaking Juno mission to Jupiter. Watch Nye bring the Juno mission to life with his signature blend of props, performance, and solid scientific know how.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTP7oKl8qFmlbOL-RqEbQAzin2t4sSBkx


December 2014 – The Neighborhood We Live In

Flo Wineriter recommends this website which starts with the earth and then moves out, way out. It is fascinating how huge the universe it. Check out the 26 images that progressively retreat from the starting point of Terra Firma

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-universe-is-scary