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 is “the leading expert on… Read more »
goals A Danish translation of the best early J&M strips was launched last week. The first printing sold out within days, and there’s a second run coming out on 3 March. Pre-order your copy here.
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 the odious attacks which claimed… Read more »
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 are thinly-veiled platforms for a given political… Read more »
Did you know that the transition council for the Ontario College of Homeopathy has requested proclamation of the Homeopathy Act to take place on April 1, 2015? In other words, a new regulatory validation of homeopathy is likely to be in effect this year in Ontario. I like governance structures and regulatory frameworks. They provide an… Read more »
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 of her PowerPoint slides: …states… Read more »