Indefinite Delay in Ecclesiastical Court Hearing for Minister Gretta Vosper

Image Credit: PxHere. By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Minister Gretta Vosper is in the news, once more, circa November 14, as the ongoing review of suitability for the position in the United Church of Canada has been delayed, indefinitely (Perkel, 2017). It has been postponed, without a reason or a specified date to … Continue reading

Religion: Glimpses of its Future

Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures. By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Something of interest to me in terms of the sociological analysis of religion in Canadian society is the futurist perspective or the futurism perspective on religion. I do not mean science fiction. I mean the potential streams in the evolution of … Continue reading

Payette: It’s a Joke, Folks

[Photo of Julie Payette]

The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, spoke to a room of scientists on November 1, regarding climate change, evolution, horoscopes, and bad science in general (Moscrop, 2017). She was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention in Ottawa (CSPC, 2017). Payette targeted evolution, climate change, horoscopes, and … Continue reading

Soliciting suggestions for Indi’s alternative holiday playlist – 2017

It’s that time of year again. Every year I make a list of holiday-themed songs that are different from the standard fare you’ll hear over and over… and over… and over… everywhere you go. The list gets published (roughly) at the start of December; right now, I’m soliciting suggestions.

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