1833 – A Personal History

(C) Julie Boyd Ainsley Harriott is an African-English chef. Last night on TV I watched him trace his family history back to the time of slavery. It all seemed a little surreal until I looked at some dates that were important to him, and suddenly realised they were also important to me. My son had […]

Carl Sagan: Our Pale Blue Dot

This beautiful, artistic video discusses Carl Sagan’s image and how he used astronomy to get across humanitarian and environmental messages. The universe is humbling. To realize the immensity of the universe is to recognize that the earth is just a speck of dust in comparison. From a humanist perspective it sheds light on the fact […]