News – Rational Thinking

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  • Maajid Nawaz wins defamation lawsuit against Reuters Worldcheck for calling him a “terrorist”
    You may know that Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz has sued the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for putting him on its “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” along with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. That suit is still in progress, but his (and Hirsi Ali’s) inclusion is palpable nonsense. Nawaz is a Muslim ... (more)
    Source: Why Evolution is TruePublished: 22-10-17By whyevolutionistrue
  • “Blue Planet II”: the series (and trailer)
    David Attenborough surely has one of the best jobs in the world: circling the Earth (and, in this case, going under the seas) and documenting the wonderful plants and animals produced by evolution. (I wonder if he writes his own narrative.) The BBC excels at nature series, and here’s the ... (more)
    Source: Why Evolution is TruePublished: 22-10-17By whyevolutionistrue
  • Losing our religion: the U.S. slowly goes secular
    Several readers called my attention to a new short article in Scientific American, “The U.S. is retreating from religion“, which highlights a recent study by the General Social Survey (GSS) conducted by NORC (the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago.  The upshot is something I’ve written about a ... (more)
    Source: Why Evolution is TruePublished: 22-10-17By whyevolutionistrue
  • Readers’ wildlife videos
    Tara Tanaka (vimeo site here and flickr site here) has re-edited and improved these wonderful videos of a Pileated Woodpecker making a nest, and of Pileated chicks growing up. A while back I posted an earlier version of the first video, but there are new readers and these are well worth seeing again. ... (more)
    Source: Why Evolution is TruePublished: 22-10-17By whyevolutionistrue
  • Freethinker bulletin No 169
    Freethinker bulletin No 169 Forward to a friend October 21, 2017 FROM the editor Uganda's Freethinker Library gets off to a promising start I AM pleased to report that, following our appeal for funding for the Freethinker Library for ... (more)
    Source: FreethinkerPublished: 21-10-17

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