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Open Discussion – January 2019
Jan 1, 2019 · 98 

This thread has been created for open 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 …

Originals


An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 198 

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


Earth’s Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic
Jan 16, 2019

By Stephanie Pappas As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica’s ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis. New research finds that over 30 million years of history, Antarctica’s ice sheets responded most strongly …

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo belong to a doomsday cult — and may be trying to bring on the apocalypse
Jan 16, 2019 · 3 

By Travis Gettys President Donald Trump’s vice president and secretary of state appear to have a conflict between their private religious beliefs and their public duties, according to a financial journalist. Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo are each a “genuine, end-of-days, believer in the apocalypse,” and Financial Times journalist Edward Luce said their religious beliefs about the …

Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids
Jan 16, 2019

By Rebecca Klein Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual …

Gov. Kevin Stitt Plans to Use His Office to Align ‘With What God Is Doing in Oklahoma’
Jan 16, 2019

By Kyle Mantyla Newly elected Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma attended an “Inaugural Prayer Service” today, during which declared that it is his mission to align the state “with what God is doing in Oklahoma,” while his wife proclaimed that it is their responsibility as Christians to use their position in elected office “to …

Genetically modified food opponents overestimate their knowledge, according to CU researchers
Jan 15, 2019 · 1 

By Cassa Niedringhaus People who most oppose genetically modified foods know the least about the science behind them, according to new research by University of Colorado scholars and researchers at other universities. In a representative survey of U.S. residents, researchers measured three things: respondents’ attitudes about genetically modified foods, their scientific literacy, and their self-assessment …

Plan B: A Revised Strategy to Battle Idaho’s Faith-Healing Exemptions
Jan 15, 2019 · 2 

By George Prentice “Maybe,” said Bruce Wingate. “Maybe this is the year.” Wingate took a long breath and looked down at the draft of a measure that’s certain to trigger a fierce debate in the coming weeks of the 2019 Idaho Legislature. “You know what? Forget I said ‘maybe.’ It can’t be ‘maybe’ anymore. It …

Originals


An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 198 

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


Earth’s Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic
Jan 16, 2019

By Stephanie Pappas As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica’s ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis. New research finds that over 30 million years of history, Antarctica’s ice sheets responded most strongly …

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo belong to a doomsday cult — and may be trying to bring on the apocalypse
Jan 16, 2019 · 3 

By Travis Gettys President Donald Trump’s vice president and secretary of state appear to have a conflict between their private religious beliefs and their public duties, according to a financial journalist. Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo are each a “genuine, end-of-days, believer in the apocalypse,” and Financial Times journalist Edward Luce said their religious beliefs about the …

Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids
Jan 16, 2019

By Rebecca Klein Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual …

Gov. Kevin Stitt Plans to Use His Office to Align ‘With What God Is Doing in Oklahoma’
Jan 16, 2019

By Kyle Mantyla Newly elected Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma attended an “Inaugural Prayer Service” today, during which declared that it is his mission to align the state “with what God is doing in Oklahoma,” while his wife proclaimed that it is their responsibility as Christians to use their position in elected office “to …

Genetically modified food opponents overestimate their knowledge, according to CU researchers
Jan 15, 2019 · 1 

By Cassa Niedringhaus People who most oppose genetically modified foods know the least about the science behind them, according to new research by University of Colorado scholars and researchers at other universities. In a representative survey of U.S. residents, researchers measured three things: respondents’ attitudes about genetically modified foods, their scientific literacy, and their self-assessment …

Plan B: A Revised Strategy to Battle Idaho’s Faith-Healing Exemptions
Jan 15, 2019 · 2 

By George Prentice “Maybe,” said Bruce Wingate. “Maybe this is the year.” Wingate took a long breath and looked down at the draft of a measure that’s certain to trigger a fierce debate in the coming weeks of the 2019 Idaho Legislature. “You know what? Forget I said ‘maybe.’ It can’t be ‘maybe’ anymore. It …

Discussion


Open Discussion – January 2019
Jan 1, 2019 · 98 

This thread has been created for open 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 …