Monthly Archives: April 2017

When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

by | April 26, 2017

In her latest book, The Memory Code, science writer Dr. Lynne Kelly details her thesis that the primary purpose of monuments ranging from the statues on Easter Island to Neolithic Stonehenge was not as tributes to the gods but rather as extremely effective memory technologies used by oral cultures to encode many hundreds of facts crucial to survival. 

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How to talk about student prayers without sounding like a dumbass

by | April 14, 2017

What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at best. If you want to… Read more »

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Technical issues

by | April 10, 2017

We’ve had some minor technical issues. Some posts and comments have been lost, but we might be able to recover them all.

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