The Humanist Database

This table below shows some of the men and women and institutions that I discuss in The Scientific Spirit of American Humanism.

Selected signatories of the main humanist manifestos: Humanist Manifesto I | Humanist Manifesto II | Secular Humanist Declaration

Selected leaders and figureheads in the 20th-century humanist movement: AHA Humanist of the Year | Officer / Editor (of the AHA)

Lists of humanists by profession: Minister / Religious Scholar | Social Activist | Psychologist / Clinician | Humanities / Social Sciences | Scientist / Doctor | Philosopher | Writer / Entertainer

Academy of Humanism, est. 1983

American Humanist Association, est. 1941

American Unitarian Association

Columbia University Department of Philosophy

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), est. 1976

Conference on Science, Philosphy, and Religion

Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism (CODESH)

Ethical Culture Movement

Fellowship of Religious Humanists

Free Religious Association, est. 1867

International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), est. 1952

Meadville Theological Seminary

Scientific Spirit conferences

University of Chicago Divinity School

Felix Adler, 1851-1933

Norm R. Allen Jr.

Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992

Bette Chambers, 1930-2015

John Dewey, 1859-1952

John H. Dietrich, 1878-1957

Fred Edwords, b. 1948

Martin Gardner, 1914-2010

A. Eustace Haydon, 1880-1975

Sidney Hook, 1902-1989

Julian Huxley, 1887-1975

Paul Kurtz, 1925-2012

Corliss Lamont, 1902-1995

Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970

Tolbert McCarroll, b. 1931

Vashti McCollum, 1912-2006

Lewis A. McGee, 1893-1979

Hermann J. Muller, 1890-1967

Max Otto, 1876-1968

Thomas Paine, 1737-1809

Charles Francis Potter, 1885-1962

John Herman Randall Jr., 1899-1980

James Randi, b. 1928

Curtis Reese, 1887-1961

Priscilla Robertson, 1910-1989

Carl Rogers, 1902-1987

Carl Sagan, 1934-1996

Margaret Sanger, 1879-1966

Roy Wood Sellars, 1880-1973

B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990

Edwin H. Wilson, 1898-1993

Creation/Evolution, est. 1980

Free Inquiry, est. 1980

Humanist Manifesto II, 1973

Secular Humanist Declaration, 1980

Humanist Manifesto, 1933

Statement Affirming Evolution as a Principle of Science, 1977

The Skeptical Inquirer, est. 1976