Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

Our Very Own Mass Extinction

by | May 12, 2014

There have been five truly enormous mass extinctions in Earth’s geological history, events in which (as the BBC puts it) “abnormally large numbers of species die out simultaneously or within a limited time frame”. The one that wiped out the (non-avian) dinosaurs and many other creatures at the end of the Cretaceous Period tends to… Read more »

Above the law

by | May 12, 2014

Human justice is not an exact science, we have to try and balance the rights of the alleged victims with those of the accused. And it’s not always easy, but letting a select group of people get away with crimes, be they priests or bankers, or government, is not acceptable. There are no easy answers,… Read more »

Recommended Reading

by | May 12, 2014

Sean McGuire’s latest post “Canadian Senator Declares War On Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status” is recommended reading: Scientology has been having a bit of a hard time here in Quebec lately. A couple of years ago, their Narconon center got shut down by the government because of discovered patient abuse – and the price was pretty… Read more »