New Curiouser And Curiouser About “An Honest Liar” – And New Classroom Modules For Teaching Skeptically!

This will be one of several sporadic updates - because despite claims that the FTB site will be minus updates because of a convention, I don't think that thirty-two bloggers in total will have nothing to say over this weekend. Not when there's at least two items of cool news I have for you![...Except in the highly unlikely situation that someone trips over the server and the site disappears into the ether, or kids insert peanut butter sandwiches into the disk drives of the non-Reason Rally … [Read more...]

Has Multiculturalism Failed? Panel Discussion Featuring Alom Shaha On Radio National

Last year the leaders of both Germany and Britain declared their multicultural policies had been a failure. But in a world which is already multicultural, this forum looks at how we might be able to move beyond the problems raised by bigotry.I attended this - a great day out! It's on Radio National, presented by Phillip Adams: Has Multiculturalism Failed - Perth Writers Festival Forum.Alom Shaha - British born Bangladeshi author, atheist and science teacher, author of The Young Atheist's … [Read more...]

John Scalzi Lends Blog To Doctor’s Guest Post On Texas’ Transvaginal Ultrasounds

I'm certain you would have read about this on a number of news sites by now ("Newspapers Pull Doonesbury Strip", or  "Doonesbury on Ultrasound as 'Rape'" or even "Doonesbury ultrasound ‘rape’ cartoon series stirs controversy; newspapers spike"). Here is a link to some of the cartoons in question.Back on March 11th on Gawker, for example: Political comic strip Doonesbury will debut an abortion storyline next week, with a particular focus on the Texas law requiring pregnant women to receive a tra … [Read more...]


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