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Guest Post: Bikini vs Burqa by Amy Carparelli

Recently, European reader and science communicator Amy Carparelli came across an article entitled Burka Vs Bikini – The Debauchery Of American Womanhood by Henry Makow (PhD).  Makow’s conclusions about why women wear bikinis are incredibly simplistic. An example of his writing: I am not an expert on the condition of Muslim women and I love feminine beauty too much to advocate the burka here.... read more

What is Terrorism?

Professor Martha Crenshaw of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford is an expert on terrorism. Following are three videos produced in 2014 that make up one lecture, jointly titled Understanding Terrorism. The first video, What is Terrorism?, discusses definitions. The second, What Causes Terrorism, provides some very useful analysis. The third, Does Terrorism Work. takes... read more

Voting for the US Supreme Court

The two main candidates for the United States presidency both have a problem appealing to voters in terms of favourability and trustworthiness. Personally I consider the claims of Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty to be overblown, which I wrote about here. In fact, analysis of her statements in the course of the election shows she is actually one of the more honest politicians. However, once someone has... read more

Wildlife Aid Saves Ducklings From Drowning

I’ve almost finished another post (it should be up later today), but in the meantime I couldn’t resist this wonderful story brought to my attention by Amy Carparelli. Enjoy! Share... read more

More Delusions About Religion

I saw this Letter to the Editor in George Takei’s Facebook feed yesterday. I’m not sure which newspaper it’s from, but it’s probably an Australian one because the writer is from Kalangadoo, which is a tiny settlement in South Australia. It’s not easy to read, so here’s my re-typing of it: If you are worried about terrorism coming to our shores, then please cast your... read more

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