Core views

We have great empathy for humans. We celebrate the dignity, autonomy, and potential of the individual. We believe in human progress and improvement through the application of reason and science. We are optimistic and believe in the positive outlook for the world and humanity where all individuals can thrive and flourish. 
We embrace the scientific method and empirical inquiry as the most reliable means of acquiring knowledge. 


One day in 1671 in London, Christopher Wren observed two men carrying large stones, one crouched and one standing tall, working very hard and fast. To the first man, Christopher asked the question, “What are you doing?” to which the man replied, “I’m carrying a heavy stone.” Christopher then turned around and asked the second man who answered with a gleam in his eye, “I’m building a great cathedral.”