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Question of the Week – 7/18/2018

The social media videos parodied by the McGill Office for Science and Society are all over platforms like Facebook and Twitter. What’s the most ridiculous or outrageous claim you’ve seen in one of those videos? Were you able to figure out whether it was false?

Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins.


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Talk Nerdy Episode 214 – Bertha Vazquez

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara speaks with Bertha Vazquez, the Director of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, a division of the Center for Inquiry. They discuss her incredible work providing the tools and training necessary to effectively teach the science of evolution throughout middle schools in the United States. Follow TIES: @rdfrsTIES.

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OPEN DISCUSSION – JULY 2018

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OPEN DISCUSSION – APRIL 2018

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Question of the Week — 6/20/2018

We know that if you’re looking for a book to base a society upon, the Bible (which is full of violence and death and floods and plagues and whales swallowing people) is not a great choice. Plus, most of it is made up. But what if we had to choose one book of fiction upon which to found a new and prosperous human society? Could we flourish within a moral society if our civilization was founded upon something like Harry Potter, Great Expectations, or The Cat in the Hat?

Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins.


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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.

 

Question of the Week – 5/23/2018

What music inspires an appreciation for science and reason in you?

Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins.


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OPEN DISCUSSION – MAY 2018

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Question of the Week – 4/25/18

This past Sunday was Earth Day. (Maybe there is also a Proxima b Day?) If you did anything to mark the occasion, what was it? What do you think is the best way for all of us to celebrate Earth Day?

Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins.


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Question of the Week – 04/10/2018

What’s one of the most egregious examples of the false equivalency of science and misinformation in the media that you’ve seen? It might be about climate change or evolution or something else entirely. Have you seen meaningful examples of pushback against this phenomenon?

Our favorite answer will win a copy of Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins.


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