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American Humanist Association

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1941, "The mission of the American Humanist Association is to be a clear, democratic voice for Humanism in the United States, to increase public awareness and acceptance of Humanism, to establish, protect and promote the position of Humanists in our society, and to develop and advance Humanist thought and action."

Since 1952, awards annually the Humanist of the Year.

Official Website:
http://www.americanhumanist.org/

Founding Date:
1941

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Isaac Asimov
Author
2-Jan-1920 6-Apr-1992 Foundation
Bart Jan Bok
Astronomer
28-Apr-1906 5-Aug-1983 Bok globules
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Paul R. Ehrlich
Scientist
29-May-1932   The Population Bomb
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Lester A. Kirkendall
Sociologist
15-Nov-1903 31-May-1991 Premarital Intercourse and Interpersonal Relationships
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925   The pope of unbelievers
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Gerald A. Larue
Scholar
?   The Way of Positive Humanism
Oscar Riddle
Biologist
27-Sep-1877 29-Nov-1968 Prolactin
Gene Roddenberry
Screenwriter
19-Aug-1921 24-Oct-1991 Creator of Star Trek
Ellery Schempp
Activist
1940   Abington School District v. Schempp
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology


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