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OPEN DISCUSSION SEPTEMBER 2019
Sep 1, 2019 · 89 

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OPEN DISCUSSION AUGUST 2019
Aug 1, 2019 · 43 

This thread has been created for discussion on themes relevant to Reason and Science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please note it is NOT for general chat, and that our Comment Policy applies as usual. There is a link to this at the foot of the page. If you would like …

Originals


Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 308 

by Richard Dawkins Donald Trump was surely right when he said, in 2012, “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy . . . A total sham and a travesty”. And he confirmed his sensible view on November 13th, 2016 (after winning the election by the Electoral College system, but losing the popular vote) …

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Scientists worldwide join strikes for climate change
Sep 20, 2019 · 1 

By Quirin Schiermeier & Kate Atkinson Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm last August for the first ever ‘school strike for climate’. One year on, the teenage activist’s Fridays for Future campaign has grown into a global movement involving people of all ages and backgrounds, including many scientists and scholars. As government …

United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote
Sep 20, 2019

By Emily McFarlan Miller The United Methodist Church’s deadline for petitions for its next global meeting passed Wednesday (Sept. 18), setting the terms for a final reckoning with LGBTQ issues that have divided the denomination for more than 40 years. The UMC’s General Conference 2020, to be held in May in Minneapolis, will consider the …

As Connecticut’s immunization levels decline, Gov. Ned Lamont, legislative leaders vow to repeal religious exemption for vaccines
Sep 20, 2019 · 1 

By Daniela Altimari Flanked by legislative leaders, public health officials and members of the clergy, Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday pledged to eliminate the religious exemption for vaccinating schoolchildren. “We’re going to have hearings, we’re going to do it in a respectful way,” Lamont said during a press conference in his office. But, he added, …

Faith-Based Hospitals Are Not Adequately Training Residents in Abortion Procedures
Sep 20, 2019

By Amy Littlefield OB-GYN residents in programs dominated by faith-based hospitals are not receiving full reproductive health-care training, especially when it comes to abortion and postpartum sterilization, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found. The researchers found that in approximately 11 percent of OB-GYN residency programs, residents spend at least 70 percent …

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers
Sep 19, 2019 · 1 

By Jeff Tollefson Bruno Rodriguez is only 18, but he has seen enough in his time on Earth to know that he must to do something for the planet. Inspired by the student climate strikes in Europe, he founded Youth for Climate Argentina in his home country. The group drew more than 8,000 demonstrators to …

Something Is Killing the Universe’s Most Extreme Galaxies
Sep 19, 2019

By Toby Brown In the most extreme regions of the universe, galaxies are being killed. Their star formation is being shut down and astronomers want to know why. The first ever Canadian-led large project on one of the world’s leading telescopes is hoping to do just that. The new program, called the Virgo Environment Traced …

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Originals


Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 308 

by Richard Dawkins Donald Trump was surely right when he said, in 2012, “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy . . . A total sham and a travesty”. And he confirmed his sensible view on November 13th, 2016 (after winning the election by the Electoral College system, but losing the popular vote) …

An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 256 

Richard Dawkins 24 Oct 2017   I had tweeted an invitation to attend lectures in various parts of Britain by Saba Douglas-Hamilton, who grew up among wild African elephants while her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton was conducting his pioneering studies of their ecology and behaviour, and he and his wife Oria were fighting the poachers. Saba’s …

News


Scientists worldwide join strikes for climate change
Sep 20, 2019 · 1 

By Quirin Schiermeier & Kate Atkinson Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm last August for the first ever ‘school strike for climate’. One year on, the teenage activist’s Fridays for Future campaign has grown into a global movement involving people of all ages and backgrounds, including many scientists and scholars. As government …

United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote
Sep 20, 2019

By Emily McFarlan Miller The United Methodist Church’s deadline for petitions for its next global meeting passed Wednesday (Sept. 18), setting the terms for a final reckoning with LGBTQ issues that have divided the denomination for more than 40 years. The UMC’s General Conference 2020, to be held in May in Minneapolis, will consider the …

As Connecticut’s immunization levels decline, Gov. Ned Lamont, legislative leaders vow to repeal religious exemption for vaccines
Sep 20, 2019 · 1 

By Daniela Altimari Flanked by legislative leaders, public health officials and members of the clergy, Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday pledged to eliminate the religious exemption for vaccinating schoolchildren. “We’re going to have hearings, we’re going to do it in a respectful way,” Lamont said during a press conference in his office. But, he added, …

Faith-Based Hospitals Are Not Adequately Training Residents in Abortion Procedures
Sep 20, 2019

By Amy Littlefield OB-GYN residents in programs dominated by faith-based hospitals are not receiving full reproductive health-care training, especially when it comes to abortion and postpartum sterilization, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found. The researchers found that in approximately 11 percent of OB-GYN residency programs, residents spend at least 70 percent …

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers
Sep 19, 2019 · 1 

By Jeff Tollefson Bruno Rodriguez is only 18, but he has seen enough in his time on Earth to know that he must to do something for the planet. Inspired by the student climate strikes in Europe, he founded Youth for Climate Argentina in his home country. The group drew more than 8,000 demonstrators to …

Something Is Killing the Universe’s Most Extreme Galaxies
Sep 19, 2019

By Toby Brown In the most extreme regions of the universe, galaxies are being killed. Their star formation is being shut down and astronomers want to know why. The first ever Canadian-led large project on one of the world’s leading telescopes is hoping to do just that. The new program, called the Virgo Environment Traced …

Discussion


OPEN DISCUSSION SEPTEMBER 2019
Sep 1, 2019 · 89 

This thread has been created for discussion on themes relevant to Reason and Science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please note it is NOT for general chat, and that our Comment Policy applies as usual. There is a link to this at the foot of the page. If you would like …

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