How will we handle criminals as we learn more about the brain? I was discussing this issue with my husband the other day so I was thrilled to come across this video. It’s 34 minutes long but well worth watching if this topic interests you (and it should!)
Meant to post this the other day when it first came out, but here it is for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these findings:
see also: http://thegoodatheist.com/
Thought you might be interested to see how a Canadian politician’s attempt to start debating the abortion issue in Canada was received (even from his own party):
I can actually understand where the anti-abortion people are coming from. They believe they need to stand up for a life that can’t speak for itself. But what should they do with this conviction that they are passionate about? I think if someone is against abortion/pro-life then there are many areas where they could focus their time and effort. Some ideas? Help promote better sex education and contraception availablity. Maybe help support the adoption system or services that help young mothers. But to try to legislate that every woman needs to follow your views on this issue and to turn those who disagree into criminals is the wrong approach. And obviously it’s not going to get anywhere here in Canada.
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Is Greta Christina ever going to write something I don’t want to stand up and cheer about???
Here’s a post from The Friendly Atheist: Heading Into The Man Cave
The video makes fun of men for not knowing this stuff but I honestly don’t think most women do either.
But a person running for PRESIDENT not knowing it? I don’t follow U.S. politics much but …. are you freakin’ serious??? Are you trying to go back to the stone age?? How are you going to remain a world power when this is the kind of thing you are spending your time, money, and resources on? Sad and scary.
So glad to see more of Christopher Hitchens!