ACCORDING to the American Library Association (ALA) the book most American parents have wanted banned over recent years is ‘And Tango Makes Three’ about two male penguins that adopt a fertilized egg and raise the chick. According to Walt Brasch … [Read more...] about Which Books Should be Banned?
Archives for September 2011
Andrew Bolt Guilty: But is it Really About Freedom of Speech?
TODAY, in the Federal Court, well-known columnist and political commentator Andrew Bolt was found guilty of racial discrimination. In particular he was found guilty of mocking people who do not look aboriginal, but call themselves aboriginal. He … [Read more...] about Andrew Bolt Guilty: But is it Really About Freedom of Speech?
Extreme Weather Events are Killing Fewer People
DESPITE concerns about global warming and a large increase in the number of reported storms and droughts, the world’s death rate from extreme weather events was lower from 2000 to 2010 than it has been in any decade since 1900, according to a new … [Read more...] about Extreme Weather Events are Killing Fewer People
Exceeding the Speed of Light
I can't find confirmation at the CERN website, but various media reports indicate new experimental work has found subatomic particles that travel faster than light. The speed of light is considered the Universe's ultimate speed limit. The … [Read more...] about Exceeding the Speed of Light
How to Get Your Child Expelled from School
Ian Plimer not only finished school, he went on to University, graduated and then worked his way up to the esteemed rank of Professor. He has been Professor and Head of Geology at the University of Newcastle, is Emeritus Professor of Earth … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Child Expelled from School
Dugong Slaughter Suspended
Good news! Traditional hunters have agreed to suspend the hunting of dugongs and turtles in North Queensland. More here. … [Read more...] about Dugong Slaughter Suspended