'Society' Archive

Late-Term Abortion Can Never Justify Murder

June 2nd, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders, Society / 69 comments

Frankly, I am disturbed by late-term abortions. As I wrote several years ago (previous article "The Question of Sentience"), I think it's entirely arbitrary that we draw the moral ...

Sanctuary in the Skies

February 11th, 2009 / Psychology, Society, Stupid Things / 11 comments

The sky is falling. Or so it would seem, listening to the wails of outrage from frequent travelers for whom ...

Shock and Horror: Teens Use Cell Phones for Sex Pix

April 14th, 2008 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 18 comments

(AP) Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves. The instant text, picture and ...

Poetic Justice for Spitzer

March 12th, 2008 / Black Sun Shadow Awards, Newswire, Society / 10 comments

Apparently in his heart of hearts, Eliot Spitzer agrees with my position that people should have the right to pay for sex. But he built a political career on locking ...

A Feminist Atheist Perspective on Marriage

March 6th, 2008 / Atheism, Newswire, Society / 27 comments

Gamophobia - fear of marriage - is a little-used term to mark a still less acknowledged concept. I hold my hands up to it, not waving but drowning under the ...

Second Largest Doctor’s Group Endorses Medipot

February 21st, 2008 / Drug War, Newswire, Society / 13 comments

In a position paper, a leading American medical association has endorsed the medicinal use of marijuana, called for more studies of its medical uses, and urged the US government to ...

Religious Delusion Hampers Nanotechnology

February 16th, 2008 / Future Tech, Newswire, Religion, Science, Society / 9 comments

Addressing scientists Feb. 15, 2008 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dietram Scheufele, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of life sciences communication, presented ...

Public Transport Turns to Public Humiliation for Women

September 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / 8 comments

Social humiliation of women who look too attractive has now spread from German buses (previous post) to U.S. planes. Southwest Airlines (which founder Herb Kelleher had ironically dubbed "the ...

DOJ Targets Adult Social Networking

August 30th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / 3 comments

DOJ Targets Adult Social Networking From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: The federal government is proposing regulations that would effectively kill adult social-networking sites. This is being done under ...

Americans aren’t reading anymore

August 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 7 comments

One in four adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and ...

Sex video causes outrage in Nigeria’s Muslim north

August 13th, 2007 / Film, Newswire, Religion, Religion Inspired Murders, Society / 29 comments

ABUJA (Reuters) - An amateur video of a northern Nigerian film actress in a sex scene has caused a public outcry in the Muslim north, prompting a movie industry body ...

China tells Tibet’s living Buddhas to apply for reincarnation

August 6th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 2 comments

BEIJING (AFP) - Tibetan living Buddhas are no longer allowed to be reincarnated without permission from the atheist Chinese government, state media reported Friday. The new rules are "an ...

NYC Health Officials Move To Get Babies Off Bottle

August 1st, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / 3 comments

Even though some formulas use nutrients found in breast milk, city doctors say research proves the natural way is best. "Decrease in infections, upper respiratory, ear," said ...

Druggists Sue Over Morning After Pill

July 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 2 comments

(CBS/AP) Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill. In a lawsuit filed in federal court ...

Think Outside the Bottle

July 27th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / 3 comments

Think Outside the Bottle A new activist organization to raise awareness of worldwide water issues. From their front page: The United Nations warns us that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s ...

NPR : Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

July 19th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 1 comment

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has ordered the controversial religious police in the conservative Wahhabi kingdom to stop detaining or interrogating citizens suspected of violating Islamic law. The decree comes as ...