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by Jonathan D. Moreno
The U.S. government has a long and sordid history of unethical medical experimentation, using humans who often had little or no idea of their own involvement or risks. But perhaps decades of mistakes have finally resulted in less infringing research practices.
Cairo Plus Five—and How It Almost Failed
by Joseph J. Fahey
Despite formidable Catholic and Muslim opposition, the United Nations' International Conference on Population and Development has successfully negotiated an internationally approved program to limit population growth through development, as the number of humans on Earth hits an unprecedented six billion.
There They Go Again!
by Gerald A. Larue
Fueled by the most anti-gay textbook of them all—the Bible—dozens of attacks on gays and lesbians and those who recognize their rights are a hostile commentary on the last year of the twentieth century.
How Biotechnology Is Transforming What We Believe and How We Live
by Fred Edwords
Technology has proven itself able to transform lives faster and more dramatically than religion ever could. And now the most socially potent of all technologies has arrived—challenging humanism as well as traditional faith.
The Two Hypotheses of Human Meaning
by Edward O. Wilson
The 1999 Humanist of the Year picks empiricism as the eventual winner over transcendentalism in what he calls the twenty-first century's version of the struggle for human souls.
by Kenneth O. Lynn
A lieutenant colonel and teacher in the U.S. Air Force calls into question the feasibility and liklihood of ending war in the next century, as proposed in Humanist Manifesto II and the July/August 1999 Humanist.