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

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 23-Sep-2017 to 29-Sep-2017.

This Week in Religion 2017-09-24

Scott Douglas Jacobsen “While I am sure that there are many people working in scientific fields who would claim to be religious, it always seems to me that there really is a basic conflict here, rather than a “misunderstanding” (“Would you Adam and Eve it? Why creation story is at heart … Continue reading

When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

Three Part Totem - Martin Lopatka

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 … Continue reading

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