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Posted inViolence

Mass killings: Why we need to see the murdered innocents

Reading Time: 7 minutes For several decades beginning in the 1950s, driver education classes in the United States included screenings of “shock films”—documentary shorts, narrated in police drama style, created to bring the reality of high-speed collisions home to young drivers. Names like Highway of Agony, Mechanized Death, and Red Asphalt were meant to terrify teenagers into driving safely. […]

Posted inEducation

What’s the point of education?

Reading Time: 6 minutes No, really, what is the point? I ask this in light of recent UK government potential demands on universities that they are putting out to consultation. Known as “public comment” in the U.S., this is where the government seeks input from the public and stakeholders concerning a proposed change of policy or similar, partly to […]

Posted inSociology

Indigenous atheism and the spiritual stereotype

Reading Time: 5 minutes Although nonreligion is now an established area of scholarship in North America and Western Europe, most nonreligion research focuses on white atheists. Little is known about non-white people who self-identify as atheists, leaving research in this area glaringly incomplete. To address this issue, I chose to examine the experiences of Indigenous people in Canada. I […]

Posted inTrue Story

I didn’t want a baby

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Trust me,” I said. “They break.” I was twenty-six, walking in Soho with my friend Noelle, laughing over the fragility of condoms. But I wasn’t worried. How many times in my careless, sexually active life did I count and recount the number of days until I was truly “late”? I’d begun to think I was […]

Posted inPsychology

The mating minds of mass shooters

Reading Time: 10 minutes OnlySky · The mating minds of mass shooters | Dr. Hector Garcia This time it happened in Uvalde, Texas. A gunman burst into an elementary school, brandishing a weapon designed for combat, and tore our most precious human treasures to pieces. Some of the 19 corpses of nine, ten, and eleven-year-olds that he left strewn […]

Posted inPhilosophy

What the heck do rabbit hutches have to do with size and danger of the universe?

Reading Time: 4 minutes So what the devil do rabbit hutches have to do with philosophical arguments against the existence of God, I hear you ask… Well, let me explain how these little houses built for pet rabbits may shed some unexpected light on whether an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving god exists. But, before we deal with the excitement of […]