And Shub-Niggurath For PM

I’m not, generally speaking, the kind of Canadian who gets too caught up in the three-ring circus of U.S. presidential elections. The marathon campaigns that go on south of the border may be one of the great political shows on this godless green Earth, but they almost always have less … Continue reading

Dawkins And NECSS: An Update And Some Thoughts

You can love Richard Dawkins or you can hate him, but you can’t say he’s anything but a gentleman and a scholar. His response to being disinvited as a featured speaker by NECSS (short for Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism, and pronounced ”Nexus”, which I have to grudgingly admit … Continue reading

Much Ado About Comments

If you have something to say regarding news stories about indigenous people, the CBC doesn’t want to hear it until next year. Canada’s public broadcaster has taken what “Acting director of digital news” Brodie Fenlon acknowledges, in a commendably calm, articulate and thoughtful explanatory post, is the “unusual step” of … Continue reading

David Suzuki Will Kiss The Pope Anywhere He (The Pope) Wants

David Suzuki has raised eyebrows, we’re told, by deploying a colourful analogy in the course of a discussion about greenhouse gas emissions. As Maclean’s reports, Suzuki doesn’t have much time for Brad Wall’s view that economic factors such as potential job losses need to be considered when formulating policy in … Continue reading

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