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Open Discussion – March 2019
Mar 1, 2019 · 96 

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 all Terms of Use apply as usual. If you would like to refer back to previous open discussion threads, the three most …

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An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 206 

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 …

A letter from Elizabeth Loftus, PhD to Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA
Jul 29, 2017 · 6 

July 27, 2017 To: Mr. Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA gm@kpfa.org From: Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. & Kaleda Denton, Student We just met last night, one of us a professor at UC-Irvine (EL) and another a senior at UCLA (KD), and our conversation turned to the unfortunate events surrounding the disinvitation by KPFA of Richard …

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America Cares About Climate Change Again
Mar 19, 2019

By Robinson Meyer Suddenly, climate change is a high-profile national issue again. It’s not just the Green New Deal. Around the country, the loose alliance of politicians, activists, and organizations concerned about climate change is mobilizing. They are deploying a new set of strategies aimed at changing the minds—or at least the behaviors—of a large …

A Meteor as Powerful as 10 Nuclear Bombs Exploded in The Sky, And We All Missed It
Mar 19, 2019

By Michelle Starr A few months ago, on 18 December 2018, a massive airburst in the skies above Earth exploded with the equivalent of 173 kilotons of TNT. That’s over 10 times the amount released by the Hiroshima bombing (15 kilotons), and the third largest meteor explosion in over 100 years, coming in behind the …

Evangelical approval of Trump remains high, but other religious groups are less supportive
Mar 19, 2019 · 1 

BY PHILIP SCHWADEL AND GREGORY A. SMITH More than two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, white evangelical Protestants in the United States continue to overwhelmingly support him, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data. Other religious groups, however, are more divided in their views of the president. Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear B&B’s Anti-LGBTQ “Religious Freedom” Case
Mar 19, 2019 · 3 

By Jeff Taylor The Supreme Court has decided Monday not to take up the case of a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who declined to rent a room to a lesbian couples over objections to same-sex marriage on religious grounds. That decision leaves a lower court opinion against the proprietor of Aloha Bed & Breakfast, …

83 Gargantuan Black Holes Spotted Guzzling Down Dinner at the Edge of the Universe
Mar 18, 2019

By Stephanie Pappas Astronomers have discovered 83 supermassive black holes birthed by the universe in its infancy. More precisely, the researchers have detected quasars, or huge, luminous disks of gases and dust that surround supermassive black holes. (The black holes themselves emit no light or energy, of course, though friction from the matter that swirls …

Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’
Mar 18, 2019

By Michael Stone Conservative Christian radio host Bryan Fischer claims the New Zealand terrorist “took things into his own hands” because his government would not do anything to stop Islam. Fischer, speaking on his “Focal Point” radio show a day after a terrorist attack left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, …

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Originals


An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 206 

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 …

A letter from Elizabeth Loftus, PhD to Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA
Jul 29, 2017 · 6 

July 27, 2017 To: Mr. Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA gm@kpfa.org From: Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. & Kaleda Denton, Student We just met last night, one of us a professor at UC-Irvine (EL) and another a senior at UCLA (KD), and our conversation turned to the unfortunate events surrounding the disinvitation by KPFA of Richard …

News


America Cares About Climate Change Again
Mar 19, 2019

By Robinson Meyer Suddenly, climate change is a high-profile national issue again. It’s not just the Green New Deal. Around the country, the loose alliance of politicians, activists, and organizations concerned about climate change is mobilizing. They are deploying a new set of strategies aimed at changing the minds—or at least the behaviors—of a large …

A Meteor as Powerful as 10 Nuclear Bombs Exploded in The Sky, And We All Missed It
Mar 19, 2019

By Michelle Starr A few months ago, on 18 December 2018, a massive airburst in the skies above Earth exploded with the equivalent of 173 kilotons of TNT. That’s over 10 times the amount released by the Hiroshima bombing (15 kilotons), and the third largest meteor explosion in over 100 years, coming in behind the …

Evangelical approval of Trump remains high, but other religious groups are less supportive
Mar 19, 2019 · 1 

BY PHILIP SCHWADEL AND GREGORY A. SMITH More than two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, white evangelical Protestants in the United States continue to overwhelmingly support him, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data. Other religious groups, however, are more divided in their views of the president. Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear B&B’s Anti-LGBTQ “Religious Freedom” Case
Mar 19, 2019 · 3 

By Jeff Taylor The Supreme Court has decided Monday not to take up the case of a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who declined to rent a room to a lesbian couples over objections to same-sex marriage on religious grounds. That decision leaves a lower court opinion against the proprietor of Aloha Bed & Breakfast, …

83 Gargantuan Black Holes Spotted Guzzling Down Dinner at the Edge of the Universe
Mar 18, 2019

By Stephanie Pappas Astronomers have discovered 83 supermassive black holes birthed by the universe in its infancy. More precisely, the researchers have detected quasars, or huge, luminous disks of gases and dust that surround supermassive black holes. (The black holes themselves emit no light or energy, of course, though friction from the matter that swirls …

Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’
Mar 18, 2019

By Michael Stone Conservative Christian radio host Bryan Fischer claims the New Zealand terrorist “took things into his own hands” because his government would not do anything to stop Islam. Fischer, speaking on his “Focal Point” radio show a day after a terrorist attack left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, …

Discussion


Open Discussion – March 2019
Mar 1, 2019 · 96 

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 all Terms of Use apply as usual. If you would like to refer back to previous open discussion threads, the three most …

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