Recommended Reading: Graeme Wood On The Islamic State

The best article I’ve read so far about the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, ISIS or Daesh, is a long but very worthwhile piece by Graeme Wood in The Atlantic. Wood not only delved into the State’s public pronouncements but also spoke to Bernard Haykel, a Princeton academic who … Continue reading

“News Media Have a Duty to Publish Controversial Cartoons”

Today, Atheist Freethinkers published a press release explaining why the media should publish the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons: For immediate release News Media Have a Duty to Publish Controversial Cartoons Montreal, February 24th 2015 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, denounces … Continue reading

Emerging Adults

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has issued an Executive Summary report under the title Taking the Next Steps Forward: Building A Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults. It’s not unusual to see these kinds of reports floated by various government arms in advance of an election.  Sometimes they … Continue reading

Queen’s University Acts Swiftly and Appropriately to Prevent Scientifically Unsound Teachings

Queen’s University has investigated a claim of dubious science teaching and taken swift and appropriate action. Melody Torcolacci, an adjunct professor with the school of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, faced criticism recently when students complained about an anti-vaccination message in her course material. According to CTV News, one … Continue reading

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