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African Americans for
Humanism -- African Americans may be the nation's most religious
minority, but the churches and religious leaders don’t speak for many of us.
Today as in the past, many African Americans question religion and religious institutions. More and more of us stand for reason over faith. Freethought over authority. Critical thinking in place of superstition. Many of us are nonreligious; some are nontheistic.
African Americans for Humanism supports skeptics, doubters, humanists, and atheists in the African American community, provides forums for communication and education, and facilitates coordinated action to achieve shared objectives.
In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together.
Tampa Bay Skeptics -- Well known organization that educates the public, is the major Florida media source for information about the paranormal, and a leading examiner of claims of the paranormal/supernatural.
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry -- The mission of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims. To carry out these objectives the Committee:
· Maintains a network of people interested in critically examining paranormal, fringe science, and other claims, and in contributing to consumer education
· Prepares bibliographies of published materials that carefully examine such claims
· Encourages research by objective and impartial inquiry in areas where it is needed
· Convenes conferences and meetings
· Publishes articles that examine claims of the paranormal
· Does not reject claims on a priori grounds, antecedent to inquiry, but examines them objectively and carefully
The Committee is a
nonprofit scientific and educational organization, started in 1976. The Skeptical Inquirer is its official journal.
Some of the founding members of CSI include scientists, academics, and science writers such as Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Philip Klass, Paul Kurtz, Ray Hyman, James Randi, Martin Gardner, Sidney Hook, and others. A list of CSI fellows is published in every issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine.
CSI encourages careful, rational, critical examination of unusual claims. One of the best guides is a short piece by Ray Hyman, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, titled “Proper Criticism”.
Cognitive Neuro Sciences, Inc. --
Science-of-the-brain oriented counseling/therapy center. There's nothing
mystical about healing yourself through your mind-body
connection. CNS provides non-chemical, non-pill treatments via a
non-invasive method that works in alleviating these and other conditions:
Chronic Pain, Stress, Anxiety, Migraines, ADD / ADHD, Learning Disorders,
Depression, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism & Asperger's Syndrome, Epilepsy
CNS is an outgrowth of CFI's official mental health affiliate Center for Rational Living Foundation, Vincent H. Parr, Ph.D., President. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is now a widely-practiced, comprehensive, and highly effective form of psychotherapy. In addition to being a proven therapy, REBT offers an approach to life that leads to greater fulfillment and happiness. At the heart of REBT are the concepts of unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional other-acceptance, and unconditional life-acceptance.
Director: Vince Parr, PhD
2502 N. Rocky Point Dr, Ste. 1010
Tampa, FL 33607-1406
Office Phone: 1-727-278-8446
Office Fax: 1-727-391-8459
The Council for Secular Humanism -- The
mission of the Council for Secular Humanism is to advocate and defend
a nonreligious lifestance rooted in science, naturalistic philosophy, and
humanist ethics and to serve and support adherents of that lifestance.
The Council is North America's leading organization for non-religious people. A not-for-profit educational corporation, the Council supports a wide range of activities to meet the needs of people who find meaning and value in life without looking to a religion. Its activities range from magazine publishing and campaigning on ethical issues to holding conferences and supporting a network of autonomous local groups.
Secular humanists reject supernatural and authoritarian beliefs. They affirm that we must take responsibility for our own lives and the communities and world in which we live. Secular humanism emphasizes reason and scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, human values and compassion, and the need for tolerance and cooperation.
CSH publishes the respected Free Inquiry magazine. The aim of Free Inquiry is to promote and nurture the good life - life guided by reason and science, freed from the dogmas of god and state, inspired by compassion for fellow humans, and driven by the ideals of human freedom, happiness, and understanding. Free Inquiry is dedicated to seeing that one day all members of the human family thrive by embracing basic humanist principles.
Prometheus Books -- Provocative,
progressive and independent for 40 Years, Prometheus Books has more than 2,000
books in print, and produces an average of 110 new titles a year. Prometheus
Books is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and
providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide
variety of categories.
The leading publisher in popular science, philosophy, and critical thinking, Prometheus Books publishes intelligent nonfiction for the thoughtful lay reader, in categories such as social science, current events, true crime, business, history, philosophy, atheism, humanism, Islamic studies, religion, psychology, health and medicine, self-help, and more. Prometheus’s diverse catalog also includes hundreds of established classics in literature, philosophy, and the sciences.
Since 1998, Prometheus Books has been building Humanity Books, a scholarly imprint that publishes academic works of high quality across a wide spectrum of the humanities. Designed for scholars, students, and the educated public, it is committed to presenting cutting-edge research in philosophy (both analytic and continental philosophy); the history of philosophy; sociology; history; the history of science; political science; race, ethnicity, and gender studies; and classic works in Black Studies and Women's Studies, among other disciplines.
Prometheus Books launched the Pyr imprint in March 2005 to publish quality science fiction and fantasy—to complement the press’s strength in popular science nonfiction. With an almost instant reputation for quality and innovation, Pyr quickly earned acclaim, awards, and loyal fans, including Pulitzer Prize–winning author Junot Díaz, who called Pyr “the imprint to beat in the science fiction and fantasy fields.”