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

Human Rights Day 2015

Official United Nations logo for Human Rights Day 2015, consisting of a stylized representation of 3 people of different colours reaching out to each other and forming a circle. To the side are three groups of words: Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a … Continue reading

Franke James : “My Dangerous Art”

On Sunday, October 11, more than 40 members of the BC Humanist Association enjoyed a brilliant and whimsical yet frightening presentation by the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize winning artist Franke James. Through her perseverance, James was able to uncover evidence that bureaucrats and deputy ministers in the federal government effectively … Continue reading

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