We who sign Humanism and Its Aspirations declare ourselves in general

agreement with its substance and, while not necessarily endorsing all

of its specifics, unreservedly offer it to a candid public.

Philip W. Anderson

Nobel laureate in physics, 1977

Philip Appleman

Poet and distinguished professor emeritus of

English, Indiana University

Khoren Arisian

Senior Leader, NY Society for Ethical Culture

Janet Jeppson Asimov

Psychiatrist and science writer

Bill Baird

Reproductive rights pioneer

Frank Berger

Pharmacologist, developer of anti-anxiety drugs

Paul D. Boyer

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 3997

Lester R. Brown

Founder and president, Earth Policy Institute

August Brunsman

Executive director, Secular Student Alliance

Owen Chamberlain

Nobel laureate in physics, 1959

Matt Cherry

Executive director,

Institute for Humanist Studies

Carlton Coon

Former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal

Paul J. Crutzen

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1995

Richard Dawkins

Charles Simonyi professor, University of Oxford

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Nobel laureate in physics, 1991

Johann Deisenhofer

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1988

Riane Eisler

President, Center for Partnership Studies

Edward Ericson

Leader emeritus, Ethical Culture

Roy P. Fairfield

Cofounder, Union Graduate School

Antony Flew


Levi Fragell


International Humanist and Ethical Union

Kendyl Gibbons


Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

Sheldon Glashow

Nobel laureate in physics, 1979

Babu R. R. Gogineni

Executive director,

International Humanist and Ethical Union

Sol Gordon


Herbert A. Hauptman

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1985

Jim Herrick

Editor, the New Humanist

Dudley Herschbach

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1986

Fran Hosken

Editor, Women’s International Network News

Stefan Jonasson

Immediate past president, HUUmanists

Larry Jones

President, Institute for Humanist Studies

Jone Johnson-Lewis

President, National Leaders Council of the

American Ethical Union

Gerald A. Larue

Professor emeritus of biblical history and

archaeology, University of Southern California

Yuan T. Lee

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1986

Joseph Levee

Board member,

Council for Secular Humanism

Ellen McBride

Immediate past president,

American Ethical Union

Mario J. Molina

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1995

Lester Mondale

Retired Unitarian Universalist minister and

signer of Humanist Manifestos I and II

Henry Morgentaler

Abortion rights pioneer

Stephen Mumford


Center for Research on Population and Security

William Murry

President and dean,

Meadville-Lombard Theological School

Erwin Neher

Nobel laureate in medicine, 1991

Sara Oelberg

President, HUUmanists

Indumati Parikh


Center for the Study of Social Change, India

Katha Pollitt

Columnist, the Nation

Ilya Prigogine

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1977

Howard Radest

Dean emeritus, the Humanist Institute

James Randi

Magician, founder of the James Randi

Educational Foundation

Larry Reyka

President, the Humanist Society

Richard J. Roberts

Nobel laureate in medicine, 1993

David Schafer

Retired research physiologist,

U.S. Veterans Administration

Eugenie Scott

Executive director,

National Center for Science Education

James R. Simpson

Professor of international agricultural

economics, Ryukoku University, Japan

Warren Allen Smith

Editor and author

Matthew les Spetter

Associate professor in social psychology at the

Peace Studies Institute of Manhattan College, NY

Oliver Stone

Academy award-winning filmmaker

John E. Sulston

Nobel laureate in medicine, 2002

John M. Swomley

Professor emeritus of social ethics,

St. Paul School of Theology

Robert Tapp

Dean, the Humanist Institute

Henry Taube

Nobel laureate in chemistry, 1983

E. Donnall Thomas

Nobel laureate in medicine, 1990

Kurt Vonnegut


Sherwin Wine

Founder and president,

Society for Humanistic Judaism

All Living Past Presidents of the

American Humanist Association

Edd Doerr, 1995-2002

Michael W. Werner, 1993-1994

Suzanne I. Paul, 1992

Lyle L. Simpson, 1981-1984

Bette Chambers, 1973-1979

Lloyd L. Morain, 1969-1972, 1951-1955

Robert W. McCoy, 1966-1968

Vashti McCollum, 1962-1965

The above is a partial list. Signers added after press time will appear

on the website of the American Humanist Association. Institutions are

listed for identification only

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