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Tag: Science

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 561 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

The “No True Creationist” Fallacy
May 8, 2012 • no comments • 371 views
Freethought

I was once upon a time a Christian, and I had creationism – what passes for science in fundamentalist Christian circles – pushed on me from an early age. When I was a young adult and the internet came around, I spent a lot of time on websites like talkorigins.org and various creationist sites as well […]

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 390 views
Freethought

The fundamentalist’s crusade against Planned Parenthood and what they so ironically call “pro life” has been appearing a lot in my news feed lately. Last Sunday some of the more extremist of these people even bombed a clinic in Wisconsin, USA. It isn’t the first time. Of course, they are not all crazy lunatics. Some […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 555 views
Freethought

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

The Most Astounding Fact …
March 23, 2012 • no comments • 372 views
Freethought

Sorry, been away for a few days. Well, not me, my computers. They have been reinstalled and have been offline for about a week. So for a quick repost from my now overfilled RSS feed here’s an awesome video. One of my favourite scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, […]

Worth Reading – Part III
January 30, 2012 • no comments • 377 views
Worth Reading

Time for another list of interesting articles and posts from my RSS feed. Since I’ve been busy for well over a week, I have nearly 700 entries to go through in my reader! Here’s a few number of highlights: Atheism Several flower shops refused to deliver flowers to Jessica Ahlquistwho recently won a lawsuit against […]

Carl Sagan Day
November 9, 2011 • no comments • 223 views
Freethought

Today is Carl Sagan day. He was born on November 9, 1934 and died in December 1996. He was an astronomer and a well know popularizer and communicator of science. He published more than 600 papers and authored or co-authored 20 books. The movie Contact from 1997, one of my favourites, is based on his […]