|September 15, 2016||Posted by News under Climate change, Intelligent Design, Laws, Naturalism, News|
Apparently, the US House is on an anti-science rampage. From himself at New Yorker: From climate change and evolution to sex education and vaccination, there has always been tension between scientists and Congress. But Smith, who has been in Congress since 1987 and assumed the chairmanship of the Science Committee in 2013, has escalated that tension […]
|May 16, 2016||Posted by William J Murray under Constitution, Culture, governance, Laws, Legal, Liberty, Philosophy, Psychology, Society|
Transgenderism is when a person considers themselves to internally be the opposite sex of their physical body. They mentally “self-identify” in contradiction to the physical fact of their body sex. Transgender law advocates insist that self-identified “transgenders” be given legal right to have unfettered access to all public facilities currently reserved for one sex or […]
|May 6, 2016||Posted by William J Murray under Free Speech, language, Laws, Legal, Racism, Society|
Does a man have the right to identify himself as a woman and enter their locker rooms and bathrooms, demanding equal rights for their self-identification? Does a person have the right to identify herself as a native American and, when filling out forms for employment or college, indicate her ethnicity as such, even though she […]
|March 24, 2016||Posted by News under Animal minds, Laws, News|
Well, almost. Maybe should be. From Digg: According to King, Echo was owned by a New Orleans crime boss and he’d been at the wrong place at the wrong time, seen something he wasn’t supposed to, and wouldn’t stop talking about it. All this chatter, King told Heck, meant he was making himself into a […]
|March 3, 2016||Posted by News under Culture, Genetics, Laws, News|
From the New York Times: DNA Under the Scope, and a Forensic Tool Under a Cloud Marina Stajic worked for nearly three decades as director of the forensic toxicology lab at the medical examiner’s office in New York City. Last week Dr.. Stajic, 66, filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming she had been forced […]
Sometimes the name of a book is just waaaaay cool, and King Alfred’s Book of Dooms takes the prize. But that (while showing that I am not totally immune to the coolness factor 😉 ) is besides the main point. The main issue is that for several weeks now, we have been dealing with radical […]
|July 24, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Laws, Religion, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Carpathian, sadly but predictably, in the face of remonstrance has continued his attempts to support ghettoising, stigmatising and silencing the voice of the Christian in public; making himself a poster-child of a clear and present danger to liberty in our time. For example: >>Religious activities should all be private. Any prospects for religious conversion should […]
|July 21, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Ethics, Laws, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
SB is one of UD’s treasures, who often puts up gems as comments. Accordingly, I headline his current response to Mung on laws of (human) nature: _______________ >>Mung SB, Can you explain why the natural moral law requires a lawgiver? ETA: I don’t believe in natural laws, I believe in natures/essences. So keep that in […]
|April 24, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, Laws, Mind, News|
Like Dracula it can’t really die, as it is culturally needed.* So it just keeps rising from the grave. Evidence is irrelevant. In the context of giving apes human rights instead of protection, we read: We share about 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees and it has been argued this makes ape experimenters 99% as […]
|October 7, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Laws, News|
One of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory?
|May 7, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under academic freedom, Biology, Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Evolutionary biology, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, science education|
Slate.com is all upset that repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008 was was rejected yet again in a 3-2 vote in the State Senate. 19 year old Rice University Student Zack Kopplin has been leading the charge to get this “outrage” done away with once and for all, with help from the […]
|December 15, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Constitution, Culture, Ethics, Laws, News, Off Topic, Popular culture, Society||
Yesterday was a hard day, even for those like me who were quite late to the news. We woke up here to the news on BBC — a Caribbean tradition — that someone in China had attacked a classroom with a knife of some kind and had slashed twenty-two children. This, in a country where […]
|April 29, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Laws, News|
“Atheism refers to the affirmative belief that there is no god, and that ultimate questions of morality and purpose can be answered using the scientific method.”
|February 24, 2012||Posted by News under Courts, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
The design folk will inherit science because the no-design folk are into multiverses now. Just as a boy inherits the business because his brother is in chronic crack rehab.
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
vs. “Some lies just have to be told.”
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Laws, News, science education|
To judge from its length and detail, the assembly could pass the bill as an alternative to reading it.
|December 11, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Laws, Neuroscience, News|
And the motive is seizing control of social systems that we are told “aren’t working.”
|August 25, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
So now we come to the key question: Is the floor trade world a natural outcome of human behaviour, into which some men and a much smaller proportion of women fit? Yes, probably.
|August 18, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Laws|
Wu, alas, is probably misled by determinist claims about human life being governed by this or that law. There is no such law. Patterns, yes, and some are predictable. No pattern except decay and eventual death is a law.
|July 11, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Courts, Culture, Laws, Religion|
Warmup act: The sky is falling. In “From The Kentucky ‘Ark Park’ To Back-Door Creationist Legislation, Religious Right Forces Are Demanding State Support Of Fundamentalist Dogma, Rob Boston (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Newsletter, July/August 2011) dispenses with nuances, Attacking evolution means big money for the Religious Right. In Kentucky, a […]