Monthly Archives: September 2010

International Blasphemy Rights Day

Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day: International Blasphemy Rights Day takes place every September 30th, to commemorate the publishing of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. The purpose of this event is to set a particular day as a day to support … Continue reading

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Not surprising

Agnostics and atheists know more about religion than believers at least in America. This isn’t shocking mainly simply because most agnostics and atheists I know left religion because they knew what the religion was teaching whereas religious people stop learning … Continue reading

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Where is this fantasy world and why can’t I find it on Google Maps

Christina Alarcon is living on in a dream world: As health care providers, pharmacists are at the frontlines of medication provision. Should euthanasia be legalized, we would be likely participants. This is significant, as another [Canadian Healthcare Network] poll on … Continue reading

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The Power of Vaccines, Individual Liberty and Children’s Rights

Vaccines are quite possibly the most effective tools developed by modern science. They have eradicated small pox from the planet. Polio was nearly eradicated and is one of many examples of religion and pseudoscience interfering with actual progress especially when … Continue reading

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Generalizing Arguments and Taking Offence

A common concept in mathematics is generalizing definitions, theorems, and pretty much everything. There are several examples of this: for example, the Chinese Remainder Theorem is a statement about when you can simultaneously solve a system of congruences, but it … Continue reading

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Charlatans at work again

In Christchurch, homeopaths are preying on distraught people: Homeopathic medicines may greatly help children, animals and adults feeling frightened and unable to sleep from the Christchurch earthquake” says co-presidents Jem Maber and Susanna Shelton from the New Zealand Council of … Continue reading

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When burning your own property makes a criminal

Six men in Britain have been arrested for “inciting racial hatred”. I’m interested in this case for a couple of reasons. The obvious ones being it’s about religion and freedom of speech, but the more important reason is free speech … Continue reading

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Gender Bias in Math

I’ve marked too many math courses to believe men are inherently better at math than women. Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains: CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained,”There appears to be a difference in the size of the brain when … Continue reading

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Atheism is not about hope

Alan Caruba gives us some canards about atheism: Atheism offers no real hope, no real reason for living, but Hitchens is clearly doing whatever he can to live, to defeat the cancer. A friend of his proposed a day of … Continue reading

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Conversion gone awry

This is a depressing story. A nine month pregnant women was set on fire by her husband for not converting.

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