Daily Archives: April 5, 2015

Introducing Ateizm Derneği

by | April 5, 2015

Ateizm Derneği (The Association of Atheism) in Turkey was founded in April 2014 and is the first Atheist Association in the Middle East, Balkans and among countries with predominately Muslim majority. However, according to Hurriyet Daily News, the Gölbaşı 2nd Civil Court of Peace in Ankara, Turkey, is making it difficult for Turkish Internet users… Read more »

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The War on Easter as waged by Whole Foods in Ottawa

by | April 5, 2015

I’m not a big fan of Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheque).  It has, quite reasonably, been called a “Temple of Pseudoscience“, for its consistent peddling of all kinds of woo.  They sell you everything you need to get the bad stuff out (with their assortment of intestinal cleanses), and then tell you which superfoods you… Read more »

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The Chicken or the Egg Question Revisited

by | April 5, 2015

Simon Thomas from Oxford Words Blog examines “the ontological quandary: ‘which came first: the chicken or the egg?’” After discussing “the earliest recorded use of chicken in English” and the complexity of  egg, we are more interested (for the purposes of this riddle) in egg meaning ‘the (more or less) spheroidal body produced by the… Read more »

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Angus Reid survey: Faith in Canada

by | April 5, 2015

The Angus Reid Institute recently did a fairly comprehensive survey about religious beliefs and attitudes in Canada. Most of the results about the numbers of beliefs and the growth of non-belief won’t surprise regular readers here. But there were some interesting findings.

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