You may have heard today’s news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but just in case you haven’t: Around the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record in NOAA’s temperature record stretching back to 1880. The margin by which 2015 was warmer than
How are we to make sense of the news that the US government has been “helping” the UK government collect e-mails, phone records, app records, voice chats and now the naked web photo chats of millions of Americans? How can that possibly be reconciled with
Apologists for the Obama Administration’s Big Brother electronic spying have spent much of the last year wagging their heads at concerns about privacy, saying that gosh, the age of privacy is just plain over, and we all need to accept that some of our private
The United Kingdom’s abusive tactics against David Miranda are just one more example of how the extraordinary government powers that were justified as necessary to protect against terrorism, are in fact being used in the UK and USA to squash dissent and to create centralized governmental powers that are slipping dangerously toward totalitarianism.
Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six. Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21
In absolute numbers, the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by four million, while the population in general rose by 7 percent. The number of people who described themselves as Jedi, followers of the religion of Star Wars, also declined, to 177,000.
A nod of the nose to Secular News Daily for tipping me off to the results of the 2009 British Social Attitudes survey, just released this month. Back in 1985, 63% of respondents to the BSA identified themselves as Christian, with 32% indicating that they
The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police: It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?