Daily Archives: February 2, 2014

Ex Libris: Jonathan Haidt, “The Righteous Mind” (Part I)

by | February 2, 2014

One of the more interesting things I read during Canadian Atheist’s recent stint in the infirmary was The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion, by the American psychologist Jonathan Haidt. It’s an intellectually rich book that covers a lot of ground, but Haidt builds it around three main claims: that… Read more »

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Australians Apologize for Ken Ham

by | February 2, 2014

The Friendly Atheist linked to a letter of apology from The Secular Coalition of Australia to Bill Nye for Ken Ham. The humorous letter makes some serious points: To our shame, decades of preoccupation with things like Olympic medal tallies and football players has made Australia into the “Typhoid Mary” of Creationism: we were rubbishing… Read more »

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Talking about the Proposed Secular Charter

by | February 2, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, Anna Maria Tremonti from the CBC’s The Current moderated a panel discussion and public forum on “Quebec’s controversial proposed Secular Charter, which has divided Quebeckers and sparked debate across Canada.” CBC wanted to hear what Quebeckers think of the proposed secular charter and whether it will be good or bad for… Read more »

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