An Aboriginal Perspective on the Decision to Take 11-Year-Old Girl Off Chemo in Favour of Traditional Medicine

—- Update: I was confused about two related cases. It is Makayla Sault who had the fundamentalist Christian parents. The CBC show, White Coat, Black Art did a show on her case which is identical to this girl’s as she is an Aboriginal child with leukaemia whose parents stopped her treatment in favour of receiving … Continue reading

Egypt’s Muslim and Christian Scholars Team Up to Rid Egypt of Atheism

According to World Bulletin, Muslim and Christian scholars in Egypt have teamed up to forge “a ‘scholarly response’ to atheism.” According to Halim, a spokesman for Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, over the past three years, atheism has been “spreading increasingly”. The article explains that: Atheism is strictly taboo in Egypt’s mainstream … Continue reading

Rick Mercer Calls Attention to Harper Government’s Anti-Science Stance

Earlier this week, Rick Mercer ranted about treatment of science by the current Canadian government. His words echo the statistics I’ve written about previously, that talk about how Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-science (an attitude that does not match our current government’s anti-science stance). Mercer points out that the government didn’t just eliminate the position of Office … Continue reading

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