Weekly Update: 3-Sep-2016 to 9-Sep-2016

I’ve been wanting to set up recurring updates about topics of interest to Canadian atheists for years now. I was quite enthused when Secular Lynx started doing it a year or so back. But Secular Lynx seems to have died, so I thought it was finally time to step up.

Questions for Federal Candidates: Updated

Here is the updated list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding: Do you support the right to freedom from religion as well as the right to freedom of religion? Do you support secular governance, i.e. separation between religion and state? Do you support removing the phrase … Continue reading

God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity – The Onion

Just for fun on the Christian sabbath, here is a great article that describes God’s evolution. I love this bit: According to experts, divine life began as a single-celled all-powerful organism roughly 3.6 billion years ago, eventually evolving into a multicelled, sponge-like deity that bobbed and floated across the chaos … Continue reading

Alfred Russel Wallace And The Origin Of “The Origin Of Species”

In 1858, Charles Darwin was a well-regarded English naturalist sitting on one of the most important ideas in the history of Western thought, namely evolution by natural selection. He had been gathering his evidence and refining his interpretations for a good two decades, but nevertheless did not feel ready to … Continue reading

Be Thankful for Evolution on American Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbours to the south! Here is an amusing SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Cartoon for the occasion. Of course, the turkeys Americans (and Canadians) eat are artificially selected to be so large they can neither fly nor reproduce (they need to be artificially inseminated).

PBS to Air Your Inner Fish, Wednesday April 9

This Wednesday, April 9, PBS will air Your Inner Fish, a three part television series based on Neil Shubin’s book of the same title. The book traces the evolution of the human body back millions of years to early fish and includes the famous Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish Shubin and his team discovered in the Canadian … Continue reading

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