This is a truly shocking bit of news, I can well imagine religious people doing crazy stuff but this truly takes the biscuit. As reported here, A Southern Carolina couple have made national news by being the first parents to put their child up for adoption due to their sexuality. Usually parents give up their … Read more Shocking News: “Parents Put 16 Year Old Daughter Up For Adoption After Learning She is Gay”
Lets start be understanding what the term secularism does and does not mean. It does not mean that all religious beliefs should be banned, because unlike many forms of belief that will not tolerate non-belief or other beliefs, secularism is just about the separation of church and state. Why does this matter? Well because the … Read more Does secularism really matter? Yes, and Turkey today is an example of what can happen if you do not agree.
Its done. The UK’s house of Lords voted by a majority of 78 to pass the defamation bill. Is this really a big deal, or is it just another bit of boring law that will not really have much of an impact? It’s the former, it really is a big deal, the UK’s Guardian explains … … Read more Libel Reform in the UK …. “Victory”
It is all over the news today, George Pratt (pictured) is an 11-year old who wanted to join the scouts but has been refused membership … the Telegraph explains … An 11-year-old boy has been banned from joining the Scouts because he doesn’t believe in God, despite his Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist peers being offered an … Read more Banned from Scouts for being Honest
The Nobel peace prize is one that sets my skeptical alarm bells ringing. The science based Nobel Prizes (Medicine, Physics and Chemistry) leave us all standing in awe of both the discoveries and the discoverers, all those laureates are truly applaud worthy, and year after year it remains a consistent pattern. The Literature prize may indeed leave many asking … Read more 2012 Nobel Prize: Peace
It is literature day for the Nobel Prize … not strictly science, but still perhaps interesting to note who has been spotlighted for crafting and shaping human thoughts, dreams, and aspirations … all carefully massaged to inspire or provoke. To use the words of Nobel himself, a prize for … “the person who shall have produced … Read more 2012 Nobel Prize: Literature