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Insane Humanist Manifesto 2 Quote

From a simple google search, right on Wikipedia:

Expanding upon the role the public education establishment should play to bring about the goals described in the Humanist Manifesto II, … 186 more words

Energy

Feathered dinosaur tail in amber!

In a market in Myanmar, the Chinese scientist Xing Lida, shown in the picture below, found a piece of amber about the size of a dried apricot, and it had an inclusion. 1,169 more words

Birds

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South African students call for the “fall of colonizing Western science” and its replacement by “separate ways of knowledge” — Why Evolution Is True

I don’t know much about this video sent by reader Jason, but apparently it’s a meeting between the science faculty of UCT (The University of Cape Town) and a group of students calling for the “decolonization of science”—that “Western science must fall” and be “scratched out” because “Western knowledge is totalizing.” The hashtag #ScienceMustFall is apparently […]

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Critical Thinking

It's All Cats to Clapham Common

Normally I’d want to avoid London during the summer, but this display at Clapham Common Tube Station would be worth seeing. Here’s a link to the description at Jerry Coyne’s web site:

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/british-ailurophiles-get-your-tuchas-to-clapham-common-tube-station/

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Hooray! My university sends letter to incoming students decrying safe spaces and trigger warnings, promoting free speech, and refusing to cancel controversial speakers

I’m not much of a jingoist: I don’t root for America in the Olympics, I don’t favor my home-town sports teams, and, although I like the University of Chicago, which has treated me very well, I don’t go around touting it as The Best School in the World. 37 more words

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