Should We Develop Autonomous Weapons?

Should We Develop Autonomous Weapons?

The coupling of artificial intelligence and weapons is well under way. Any military strategist will tell you that technology is a huge tactical advantage on the battlefield. At Agincourt it was the longbow, and in World War II the nuclear weapon. Deciding not to take...
Humanist Conference to be held in August

Humanist Conference to be held in August

New Zealanders are increasingly stating that they have no religious affiliation. We’re fast approaching a tipping point where non-religious beliefs and values will be held by the majority. So, what happens in a country when the beliefs and values we share are based on...
Little to end Blasphemy Law

Little to end Blasphemy Law

Justice Minister Andrew Little has introduced legislation to repeal Blasphemous Libel, listed in the Crimes Act. The last prosecution for Blasphemous Libel was in 1922, but was unsuccessful. Publisher John Glover was prosecuted after publishing a poem concluding with...
Rationalists Condemn Christian Privilege

Rationalists Condemn Christian Privilege

In November last year Trevor Mallard made the decision to modify Parliament’s opening prayer to be more inclusive. The NZARH applauded this decision, although we believe it could have gone further to be inclusive of over 40% of New Zealanders who are not religious. It...