Poisoned For Going To School?

First it was malicious misogynists attacking Afghani school-going girls with acid in their faces, now it appears they’re being poisoned:

Local doctors suggested the Taliban may be the perpetrators of possible poison attacks.

At least 88 girls and teachers became ill in separate cases at three girls’ schools.

The cause of the illnesses was not known, but Talash said poison gas was suspected.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://atheists-and-christians.blogspot.com/ Mike aka MonolithTMA

    Makes me feel like weeping. Reminds me of this West Wing clip which is based on a real event.

  • http://atheists-and-christians.blogspot.com/ Mike aka MonolithTMA

    Do you use a plug-in that allows that automatic embedding of videos? That’s pretty sweet!

    • Daniel Fincke

      I assume it comes with WordPress’s basic plan, isn’t it neat? It’s so cool seeing embedded videos down in the comments, I always get excited when they appear from users (and occasionally enjoy sneaking them down here myself). But when they come from the users, it really feels like they’re contributing to a whole other level.

  • http://atheists-and-christians.blogspot.com/ Mike aka MonolithTMA

    I guess I never posted a link to a video in my WP blog’s comments, I’ll have to test it.

  • http://atheists-and-christians.blogspot.com/ Mike aka MonolithTMA

    Ahh, it’s a wordpress.com thing. I’ll have to find a plug-in for wordpress.org.