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OPEN DISCUSSION OCTOBER 2020
Oct 1, 2020 · 84 

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BOOK CLUB
May 1, 2019 · 196 

We have created this thread to provide a dedicated space for the discussion of books. Pretty much any kind of book – it doesn’t have to be about atheism or religion or science or politics. It doesn’t even have to be non-fiction. All we ask is that, whatever the topic or genre, the books are …

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Quran’s prophecy of Covid-19
Sep 8, 2020 · 17 

By Richard Dawkins “There are verses about corona in the Quran.” This was the e-mail I just received from a Muslim zealot. He didn’t name the prophetic verses themselves so I did a bit of Googling and came up with a learned article written by a Muslim “scholar”1: http://muslimmirror.com/eng/probable-mention-of-a-covid-19-like-pandemic-in-the-quran/ I read it and was bowled …

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The new Supreme Court’s first LGBTQ case is set for right after the election
Oct 29, 2020

By Juwan J. Holmes The next landmark case for LGBTQ rights before the Supreme Court of the United States will be heard the day after Election Day. The Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia will rule on the question of whether religious foster care agencies have a First Amendment right to refuse to work with LGBTQ …

Jerry Falwell Jr. is suing Liberty University after his forced resignation over sex scandal
Oct 29, 2020

By David K. Li Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. filed a state lawsuit Wednesday against the evangelical school founded by his father, claiming he was wrongly ousted from his leadership post. Falwell had led the school for 13 years before he resigned under pressure in late August amid a series of embarrassing scandals. In a complaint …

3 Dead In Apparent Terrorist Knife Attack At Church In Nice, France
Oct 29, 2020 · 2 

By Bill Chappell A man used a knife to attack people at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Thursday, killing three people, authorities say. Several more were injured. Police have arrested a suspect, according to Mayor Christian Estrosi. Two people were killed inside the church, and another died outside it, according to local media …

Greenland ice melt is changing the shape of its coastline
Oct 28, 2020

By Stephanie Pappas Rapid melt is reshaping coastal Greenland, potentially altering the human and animal ecosystems along the country’s coast. New research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface on Oct. 27 finds that the ice retreat in Greenland has changed the way glaciers flow and where they dump into the sea. These changes could impact …

Texas reverses decision that allowed social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients
Oct 28, 2020

By Sydney Bauer A Texas regulatory board has reinstated protections that bar social workers from refusing services to LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, or BHEC, on Tuesday unanimously reversed an Oct. 12 decision made by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, which had stripped language from its …

Lawsuit: An Oklahoma School Let Christian Missionaries Preach to Kids Each Month
Oct 28, 2020

By Hemant Mehta In one Oklahoma school district, administrators are not even subtle about forcing Christianity on children. The American Humanist Association just filed a federal lawsuit against the Maryetta Public Schools (and several administrators) over a constitutional violation, and the details are just mind-blowing. You won’t believe how long this district has been able to get …

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Originals


Quran’s prophecy of Covid-19
Sep 8, 2020 · 17 

By Richard Dawkins “There are verses about corona in the Quran.” This was the e-mail I just received from a Muslim zealot. He didn’t name the prophetic verses themselves so I did a bit of Googling and came up with a learned article written by a Muslim “scholar”1: http://muslimmirror.com/eng/probable-mention-of-a-covid-19-like-pandemic-in-the-quran/ I read it and was bowled …

Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 320 

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


The new Supreme Court’s first LGBTQ case is set for right after the election
Oct 29, 2020

By Juwan J. Holmes The next landmark case for LGBTQ rights before the Supreme Court of the United States will be heard the day after Election Day. The Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia will rule on the question of whether religious foster care agencies have a First Amendment right to refuse to work with LGBTQ …

Jerry Falwell Jr. is suing Liberty University after his forced resignation over sex scandal
Oct 29, 2020

By David K. Li Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. filed a state lawsuit Wednesday against the evangelical school founded by his father, claiming he was wrongly ousted from his leadership post. Falwell had led the school for 13 years before he resigned under pressure in late August amid a series of embarrassing scandals. In a complaint …

3 Dead In Apparent Terrorist Knife Attack At Church In Nice, France
Oct 29, 2020 · 2 

By Bill Chappell A man used a knife to attack people at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Thursday, killing three people, authorities say. Several more were injured. Police have arrested a suspect, according to Mayor Christian Estrosi. Two people were killed inside the church, and another died outside it, according to local media …

Greenland ice melt is changing the shape of its coastline
Oct 28, 2020

By Stephanie Pappas Rapid melt is reshaping coastal Greenland, potentially altering the human and animal ecosystems along the country’s coast. New research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface on Oct. 27 finds that the ice retreat in Greenland has changed the way glaciers flow and where they dump into the sea. These changes could impact …

Texas reverses decision that allowed social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients
Oct 28, 2020

By Sydney Bauer A Texas regulatory board has reinstated protections that bar social workers from refusing services to LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, or BHEC, on Tuesday unanimously reversed an Oct. 12 decision made by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, which had stripped language from its …

Lawsuit: An Oklahoma School Let Christian Missionaries Preach to Kids Each Month
Oct 28, 2020

By Hemant Mehta In one Oklahoma school district, administrators are not even subtle about forcing Christianity on children. The American Humanist Association just filed a federal lawsuit against the Maryetta Public Schools (and several administrators) over a constitutional violation, and the details are just mind-blowing. You won’t believe how long this district has been able to get …

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OPEN DISCUSSION OCTOBER 2020
Oct 1, 2020 · 84 

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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