The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy

  The Pilgrims founded their colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620 and promptly started dying off in droves. As the colony’s early governor, William Bradford, wrote in “Of Plymouth Plantation”: “That which was most sadd & lamentable was, that in 2. or 3. moneths time halfe of their company dyed.” When the settlers finallyContinue reading “The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy”

The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy

  The Pilgrims founded their colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620 and promptly started dying off in droves. As the colony’s early governor, William Bradford, wrote in “Of Plymouth Plantation”: “That which was most sadd & lamentable was, that in 2. or 3. moneths time halfe of their company dyed.” When the settlers finallyContinue reading “The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy”

Humanists offer non-religious version of Thanksgiving grace

The American Humanist Association is offering resources for humanists, atheists, agnostics and other non-religious individuals wishing to offer secular versions of Thanksgiving grace this holiday season. “Thanksgiving is a uniquely secular holiday, as gratitude is a universal human emotion,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “This special day of the yearContinue reading “Humanists offer non-religious version of Thanksgiving grace”