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OPEN DISCUSSION JANUARY 2020
Jan 1, 2020 · 83 

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OPEN DISCUSSION DECEMBER 2019
Dec 1, 2019 · 96 

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Originals


Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 319 

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) …

News


China coronavirus latest: How quickly does the virus spread?
Jan 27, 2020

By Nature Scientists are increasingly concerned about a new virus that has infected thousands of people and can be deadly. The virus is a coronavirus, from the family that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. It causes a respiratory illness, can spread from person to person and emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. …

Paula White: Christians Must Pray That “Satanic Pregnancies” End in Miscarriage
Jan 27, 2020 · 3 

By Beth Stoneburner Around the same time White House spiritual advisor Paula White was telling lies about how prayer reduced crime after 9/11, she was also stepping up her calls for prayers for the president. Apparently Secret Service can’t do much to shield Trump from the animal kingdom and so-called “Satanic pregnancies.” We cancel every surprise, from the witchcraft… …

Jerry Falwell Jr. plays while gay students suffer under his university’s conversion “therapy”
Jan 27, 2020

By Lucas Wilson Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the university he inherited from his dad, Liberty, has gotten a lot of bad press lately, from charges that Jr. circulated racy photos of the woman to whom he is married to his decision to hand a former male student a lucrative contract to build a fitness facility on university property at the …

Saints seek to prevent release of emails related to work on Catholic abuse crisis
Jan 27, 2020 · 1 

By ESPN News Services The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the …

United Methodist clergywomen ask church to reopen sexual misconduct case against elder
Jan 24, 2020 · 1 

By Emily McFarlan Miller More than five dozen young United Methodist clergywomen are circulating an open letter claiming there was no justice in the denomination’s “just resolution” process for the four women who accused the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman of sexual misconduct. And while that resolution ended the judicial process against Heckman, it could be reopened, according …

Turkish activists oppose amnesties for child rapists
Jan 24, 2020

By Bethan McKernan Turkey’s ruling party has begun a second attempt at introducing a law to grant rapists amnesty as long as they marry their victim, four years after a similar bill sparked outrage at home and internationally. The legislation, which was first debated by parliament on 16 January, would give men suspended sentences for …

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Originals


Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 319 

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 · 261 

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


China coronavirus latest: How quickly does the virus spread?
Jan 27, 2020

By Nature Scientists are increasingly concerned about a new virus that has infected thousands of people and can be deadly. The virus is a coronavirus, from the family that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. It causes a respiratory illness, can spread from person to person and emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. …

Paula White: Christians Must Pray That “Satanic Pregnancies” End in Miscarriage
Jan 27, 2020 · 3 

By Beth Stoneburner Around the same time White House spiritual advisor Paula White was telling lies about how prayer reduced crime after 9/11, she was also stepping up her calls for prayers for the president. Apparently Secret Service can’t do much to shield Trump from the animal kingdom and so-called “Satanic pregnancies.” We cancel every surprise, from the witchcraft… …

Jerry Falwell Jr. plays while gay students suffer under his university’s conversion “therapy”
Jan 27, 2020

By Lucas Wilson Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the university he inherited from his dad, Liberty, has gotten a lot of bad press lately, from charges that Jr. circulated racy photos of the woman to whom he is married to his decision to hand a former male student a lucrative contract to build a fitness facility on university property at the …

Saints seek to prevent release of emails related to work on Catholic abuse crisis
Jan 27, 2020 · 1 

By ESPN News Services The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the …

United Methodist clergywomen ask church to reopen sexual misconduct case against elder
Jan 24, 2020 · 1 

By Emily McFarlan Miller More than five dozen young United Methodist clergywomen are circulating an open letter claiming there was no justice in the denomination’s “just resolution” process for the four women who accused the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman of sexual misconduct. And while that resolution ended the judicial process against Heckman, it could be reopened, according …

Turkish activists oppose amnesties for child rapists
Jan 24, 2020

By Bethan McKernan Turkey’s ruling party has begun a second attempt at introducing a law to grant rapists amnesty as long as they marry their victim, four years after a similar bill sparked outrage at home and internationally. The legislation, which was first debated by parliament on 16 January, would give men suspended sentences for …

Discussion


OPEN DISCUSSION JANUARY 2020
Jan 1, 2020 · 83 

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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