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By Mary on January 8, 2012
In my years on the ‘net, I’ve seen any number of people want to interview others or get them to take surveys for everything from a short high school or undergraduate paper through to graduate research projects and books. And they so seldom manage to meet basic ethical guidelines for making sure they aren’t wasting their participants’ time at best or endangering them at worst.
By Mindy on August 1, 2011
An 11 year old put FN in his place.
Posted in education, ethics & philosophy, media, parenting, parties and factions, religion, social justice, work and family | Tagged education, ethics, ethics classes, Fred Nile, social change | 9 Responses
By Mindy on July 24, 2011
NSW Shooters and Fishers Party throw their support behind Fred Nile on ethics classes.
By Mary on February 3, 2011
The NSW Coalition has said they will not attempt to reverse the introduction of ethics classes in Special Religious Education time this year. Classes begin this term.
By Mary on December 2, 2010
Ethics classes in special religious education time (SRE) are almost certainly going ahead in NSW, in 2011 at least. What do you think? If you have a child will you or would you have them attend the ethics option in SRE time? Will you or would you volunteer to be an instructor?
By tigtog on November 30, 2010
He’s at it again: Faithless are coarse, uncaring and without purpose, says Cardinal Pell. Most of it’s typical tosh. We’re all utterly miserable hedonists, apparently. He even goes Godwin on us:
By Mindy on April 12, 2010
The article linked to below attacks the idea of teaching ethics in NSW Public Schools “at the expense of scripture”. As a parent who is also an atheist, I quite like the idea of ethics classes that have nothing to do with religion. This is one thing that really burns me about some Christians. The [...]
By tigtog on October 30, 2009
Do I tell the rest of the family* about the big box of chocolate I just got in the post, or do I squirrel it away as a stash to be raided at will for the next few months?
By tigtog on June 8, 2009
A US blogger, Ed Whelan, who blogs under his own name so that his legal CV bolsters his credibility has outed a pseudonymous blogger, publius, who lets his arguments stand purely on his writing. He attempts to justify his act on the basis that publius has been criticising Whelan’s blog posts and that he didn’t [...]
By tigtog on September 22, 2008
The Book of Leviticus has many many more verses (indeed chapters) about redistributing wealth to the poor (via tithes, the prohibition against gleaning, etc) and preserving the fertility of the land through compulsory fallow periods, as well as rules preventing any slide into feudalism/indentured labour (the laws of Sabbatical and Jubilee years) than verses which [...]