ethics & philosophy

ideals, breaches, disappointments and inspirations

Sunday, Darwin Sunday

Happy Darwin Day! Today is Darwin’s birthday, and many American churches are having an Evolution Sunday to sermonise about the harmony that can exist between faith and science. I recommend hieing thee to Pharyngula, where PZ will undoubtedly mark the… Read More ›

Blog for Choice

Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the court decision that made abortion legal for women in the USA – Roe v. Wade. With the coalition of the religious right with the fiscal conservatives of the Republican party having reached a… Read More ›

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Missing the good old days of adolescent existential angst? “Researchers at UCLA found that cells in the human anterior cingulate, which normally fire when you poke the patient with a needle (“pain neurons”), will also fire when the patient watches… Read More ›

You might well think that…

FX: beat – all together now: …but I couldn’t possibly comment! Yes! My family got me the complete Francis Urqhart trilogy on DVD for Xmas, also the Firth-Ehle Pride and Prejudice mini-series, and the 1st season of Black Books. Hugs… Read More ›