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Despite everything, the UN justifies its existence

by Bill Cooke
October 06, 2015

It’s easy to be disillusioned with the United Nations. Seventy years after its formation, the Security Council remains unreformed and unrepresentative. And power politics on the Security Council means that blood still flows in Syria. And meanwhile, Saudi Arabia remains on the UN's Human Rights Council. But behind the headlines, real work continues.

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What’s so bad about religious schools?

The Outer Limits  with Stephen Law
October 06, 2015

Why shouldn't parents be free to send their kids to a religious school if they so wish? Even many non-religious folk seem to think, 'Where's the harm?'

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Better Call Sol

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
October 06, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law California's End of Life Option Act, giving the terminally ill the right to seek the assistance of a physician in ending their lives. Check out his fairly moving statement on the matter, and our response, which says in part:

There can be no more intimate, self-defining decision for a person than the decision whether to continue living. That decision must not rest with any church, politician, or cultural tradition, but with the person who is terminally ill.

On Point of Inquiry this week, Lindsay Beyerstein talks to medical journalist Jon Palferman about the mysteries of the brain, in particular in terms of diseases like Parkinson's, which he suffers from himself. 

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Reality Check: Is America ‘Numb’ to Mass Shootings?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
October 05, 2015

In the wake of a shooting that left at least ten dead, last week President Obama stated that "Somehow, this has become routine. We become numb to this." Is that true? 

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