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Rationalism, humanism, atheism and economics -  these are my interests. Humanism is ethical atheism. Secularism is political Humanism. Secular solutions are needed now!

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This is the web page of Dr. John L Perkins, an economist, mathematical modeller, software developer part-time inventor and author. He has qualifications from universities in Melbourne and London, and is a member of the Humanist Society of Victoria,  the Rationalist Society of Australia, the Australian Skeptics, is a Public Relations team member of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, and is the founding President of the Secular Party of Australia.

It was mainly the events of September 11, 2001, that led him undertake research into comparative religions, their history, derivation, philosophy and their effects on society. He is convinced that the negative impacts of religion on human welfare, throughout history and today, far outweigh any benefits. He was a speaker at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne in March 2010.

At the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research in Melbourne he is working on a multi-country global economic model for use in long term projections of fossil fuel emissions, resource depletion and climate change.

"It is easier to fool somone than to convince them they have been fooled" - Mark Twain..

Other pastimes include composing humanist songs, atheist songs, singing in the Atheist Choir running with the Lakeside Hash House Harriers (the drinking club with the running problem), the Melbourne New Moon HHH and the Nomads and Delinquents HHH. He has become a daily crossword puzzle solver (quick), and also the weekly Codewords puzzle, in The Age / SMH. (Admission: assisted by customised dictionary search if required). For those stuck on Codewords, hints are posted here every Saturday.

More recently he has taken up an interest in genealogy. See the Perkins Family tree and the Thwaites Family tree. A letter from my great grandmother about my grandfather's wedding in 1912.
In memorium of Audrey Olive Perkins.

See also why May 9, Federation Day, should be Australia's national day, replacing January 26 as Australia Day, which should be renamed Reconciliation Day.

House temperature monitoring  project: PC programmable Arduino microprocersor kit.

Word nerd project: a book indexing service Basic Book Indexing.

COVID -19 pandemic data presentation: Pandemic State of Play (Disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus)

For crossword puzzles, codewords, anagram targets: word puzzle solution software

A Humanist motto:  Do your best, for yourself and for others..

Atheism is the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a god, gods or the supernatural. Atheist Foundation of Australia.

John L Perkins
PO Box 6004, Melbourne 6004
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