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.

“The Evolution of the Word ‘Evolution’”

Posting the article, “The Evolution of the Word ‘Evolution,’” recommended by @OxfordWords may stimulate discussion about  the accuracy of the claims made in the article and about the evolution of the word evolution, but words are my thing, so object or correct the article if you wish: It is curious … Continue reading

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

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

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