The Humanist Association of Ireland

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About humanism in Ireland

The Humanist Association of Ireland is a community of people who believe in humanist principles and aspire to a fair, balanced, ethical and responsible secular society.

The HAI advocates for the equal treatment of people of no religion by the State and provides a forum for people to meet, share experiences and develop their humanist ideals in an informal, friendly, and inclusive environment.


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The Darwin Day Lecture 2022

Using evolution to improve our understanding of mental health and illness Evolution provides the single most compelling and overarching explanatory model in biology. To quote Theodosius Dobzhansky: ‘Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution’. Despite this, evolution is largely ignored in clinical medicine, psychiatry and psychology. Reasons for this neglect may…

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