“The Integrity and Humility of Science”

On the 10th anniversary of the “Intelligent Design” court case Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, humanists appropriately celebrate the liberation of science education from religion. But this single victory has not ended the culture wars. Despite efforts to establish fruitful coexistence, religion and science continue to be portrayed as mortal enemies. Creationist museums are as popular as ever and research is still hampered by religious dogma. Hugh Taft-Morales reflects on the Kitzmiller decision and the need to reinforce both the integrity and humility of science.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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