Question of the Week – 7/18/2018
Jul 17, 2018

The social media videos parodied by the McGill Office for Science and Society are all over platforms like Facebook and Twitter. What’s the most ridiculous or outrageous claim you’ve seen in one of those videos? Were you able to figure out whether it was false? Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in …

Talk Nerdy Episode 214 – Bertha Vazquez
Jul 3, 2018

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara speaks with Bertha Vazquez, the Director of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, a division of the Center for Inquiry. They discuss her incredible work providing the tools and training necessary to effectively teach the science of evolution throughout middle schools in the United …

OPEN DISCUSSION – JULY 2018
Jul 1, 2018 · 363 

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Question of the Week — 6/20/2018
Jun 19, 2018 · 14 

We know that if you’re looking for a book to base a society upon, the Bible (which is full of violence and death and floods and plagues and whales swallowing people) is not a great choice. Plus, most of it is made up. But what if we had to choose one book of fiction upon …

OPEN DISCUSSION – JUNE 2018
Jun 2, 2018 · 186 

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DISCUSSION: The Irish abortion referendum – what now?
May 27, 2018 · 41 

We’ve set up this thread to cover the political and social aspects and implications of the Irish abortion referendum. It is very specifically NOT for discussion on abortion itself: any comments on that should continue to go on the An Exchange on Abortion thread. Equally, comments about the political/social aspects and implications of the Irish …

Question of the Week – 5/23/2018
May 22, 2018 · 19 

What music inspires an appreciation for science and reason in you? Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins. Want to suggest a Question of the Week? E-mail submissions to us at qotw@richarddawkins.net. (Questions only, please. All answers to bimonthly questions are made only in the comments section of …

OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018
May 1, 2018 · 205 

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Question of the Week – 4/25/18
Apr 24, 2018 · 5 

This past Sunday was Earth Day. (Maybe there is also a Proxima b Day?) If you did anything to mark the occasion, what was it? What do you think is the best way for all of us to celebrate Earth Day? Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins. …

Question of the Week – 04/10/2018
Apr 10, 2018 · 3 

What’s one of the most egregious examples of the false equivalency of science and misinformation in the media that you’ve seen? It might be about climate change or evolution or something else entirely. Have you seen meaningful examples of pushback against this phenomenon? Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by …

OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018
Apr 1, 2018 · 83 

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OPEN DISCUSSION – MARCH 2018
Mar 1, 2018 · 224 

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