Giving the Devil his due – review

I’m not sure where I’d be if not for Michael Shermer. I had a never been a theist, but following the publication of Douglas Adams’ The Salmon of Doubt and subsequently Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, I realized that atheist was a pretty good thing to identify as. As a twenty-something I was bouncing around […]

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Two Plus Two! Really?

Apparently on Twitter, people have been arguing as to whether or not two plus two might make five. And you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger. While no one on Twitter can ever be sure that they’re supposed to be taking what people say seriously, but there were, what appeared to be a large number […]

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Feeling Conflicted

Recently the President of the United States tweeted the following: We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favourite President! @RealDonaldTrump … and I don’t […]

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Understanding J.K. Rowling

Update: Partway through writing this, I realized the length was getting out of hand. So this will be split into (at least three posts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I have spent the last two weeks watching the world come together denouncing J.K. Rowling for transphobia. My first impression was that this […]

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Thoughts on the new Ontario Math Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education just released a revamped math curriculum for Grade 1 to 8 to be introduced in schools in September. I read through their outline and peeked in on the more detailed breakdowns. The immediate question arises because of the timing. Who thought it was a good idea to try re-writing the curriculum […]

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