While I agree about the apathy (Akrid Sandwich #342) I cannot help thinking that one reason we are so active about Trump over here is because we have had a massive wake up call about the dangers of populism and xenophobia going almost unchecked as Trump’s buddy Farage and his rabble won a Brexit vote no one expected them to.
Stephen Mynett commented on the post, I’m a slacker Muslim. But Donald Trump has us atheists nervous 1 month, 3 weeks ago
This is worth signing if you are from the UK: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928
Stephen Mynett commented on the post, 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round 2 months ago
There is also this sky viewer and it is free: http://www.stellarium.org/
That is a great idea Sid, I am sure you will enjoy the project. Another scientist and writer worth looking at, although i expect you already know of him, is Jerry Coyne (https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/). I enjoyed both of his books, especially Faith vs Fact
Stephen Mynett commented on the post, Free Speech and Terrorism – Whatever you do, don’t mention Islam! 2 months ago
Marco (#13) some very good points, especially about trying to help moderate Muslims or apostates. I get annoyed when I keep hearing cries of “You do not hear many moderates condemning . . . .” Many people do not realise how hard it is to speak out, especially for those living in theocracies.
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Stephen Mynett commented on the post, Richard Dawkins and the Need for a New Science Populism 2 months ago
Yes I remember that one Alan. Unfortunately a mixture of poor writers and some even worse owners are making a complete mess of things. One former fairly decent publication should probably now be called the National Godographic now Murdoch has it hands on it.
Quite often online you get better information and can learn more from the comments posted.
Stephen Mynett commented on the post, Richard Dawkins and the Need for a New Science Populism 2 months, 1 week ago
Vicki (#2), Alan (#4). I agree about the difference between the quality and gutter press but there is a third source often used in the UK and that is very variable, the Press Association, most local and national papers use it as it is cheaper to take a news feed than employ journalists for specific tasks.
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