Category: Discussion

OPEN DISCUSSION – SEPT 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – JUNE 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JULY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – AUGUST 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – AUGUST 2018

This thread has been created for open discussion on themes relevant to Reason and Science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads.

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OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JUNE 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JULY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JULY 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JUNE 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – JUNE 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – MARCH 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018

DISCUSSION: The Irish abortion referendum – what now?

We’ve set up this thread to cover the political and social aspects and implications of the Irish abortion referendum.

It is very specifically NOT for discussion on abortion itself: any comments on that should continue to go on the An Exchange on Abortion thread. Equally, comments about the political/social aspects and implications of the Irish result should be posted here, not there.

There have already been several relevant comments posted on the Open Discussion thread – May 2018 and An Exchange on Abortion threads. In the interests of keeping this discussion here, we will be removing them from those threads and putting them here instead. Not something we normally do, since they will all show as having been posted by us, but in this case it’s the only way of maintaining the correct sequence.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – FEBRUARY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – MARCH 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018

This thread has been created for open discussion on themes relevant to Reason and Science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads.

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OPEN DISCUSSION – JANUARY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – FEBRUARY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – MARCH 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – MARCH 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – DECEMBER 2017

OPEN DISCUSSION – JANUARY 2018

OPEN DISCUSSION – FEBRUARY 2018

 

OPEN DISCUSSION – FEBRUARY 2018

This thread has been created for open discussion on themes relevant to Reason and Science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads.

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OPEN DISCUSSION – NOVEMBER 2017

OPEN DISCUSSION – DECEMBER 2017

OPEN DISCUSSION – JANUARY 2018

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.

Continue reading by clicking the name of the source below – and then feel free to share your own favorites here, along with a brief explanation of why you like them.