In 1858, Charles Darwin was a well-regarded English naturalist sitting on one of the most important ideas in the history of Western thought, namely evolution by natural selection. He had been gathering his evidence and refining his interpretations for a good two decades, but nevertheless did not feel ready to publish – partly, it seems,… Read more »
When Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallström criticized Saudi Arabia’s oppressive treatment of women and its cruelty toward Raif Badawi, sentenced to receive ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for the crime of championing secularism and free speech on the web, she set off a huge backlash that has jeopardized Sweden’s economy. It seems that Wallström’s… Read more »
Residents of Bedford, Nova Scotia sent this pic and a message to Chione, the goddess of snow: Dear Chione: Enough already! Can’t you see that you’re annoying people? Photo by J Abbass, March 29, 2015.
A Guardian article reports, A Catholic priest in Melbourne has reportedly been criticised for a speech in which he said Jill Meagher would have been at home instead of out on the night she was raped and killed if she was more “faith filled”. Now, all should be well because The Catholic Church has apologised… Read more »