I do not wish to make light of the tragic deaths of the people who died as a result of Friday’s earthquake on Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia’s highest peak). That being said, I’m trying to decide which is the worse reflection on the human condition: The frivolous idea that it’s an accomplishment to take a selfie of oneself naked on a mountain, or the serious idea that by doing so one disrespects the mountain spirit, who responds in anger by causing an earthquake.
Ever since I received the June 5 reminder about the “the opportunity to hear Jerry Coyne discuss his new book Faith vs. FACT: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible,” the song “Light My Fire” has been running through my head: The organizers of the Jerry Coyne Event are appealing to … Continue reading
The hyperbolic rhetoric coming from Catholic parents and school board trustees who object to the Ontario government’s updated sex-ed curriculum, which is scheduled to be implemented province wide in September, was criticized on Canadian Atheist on May 28. The main target of the criticism was the Halton Catholic District School … Continue reading
On Thursday, May 14th, the Toronto Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada welcomed Jarret Ruminski to present “Bigfoot Lives!…Sort of: Why Sasquatch Persists in the Information Age.” NicolSD was in Toronto to film the event, and Ruminski’s presentation is Episode 1 of NicolSD’s latest video series “SkepTalks”:
For some reason gods seem to have an obsession with what humans do with their genitals, to the extent that they insist that baby boys and young girls need to have alterations made. In the case of the girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread in Africa and the Middle … Continue reading