Unless you’re from France, there’s a good chance you’d never heard of Charlie Hebdo prior to a few weeks ago. Since then, it seems almost everyone has heard of Charlie, the satirical French magazine known for its...

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If there was a computer program that could identify the least famous person of the 20th century with the greatest proportional impact on the 21st, it would likely choose Alan Turing. A British mathematician working at...

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The dead of winter: It’s a poetic phrase that captures something of the love-hate relationship many of us have with the season, particularly here in Canada. It conjures images of brittle cold, bleak snowy landscapes,...

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My Dear Wormwood, The most alarming thing in your last account of the patient is that he is making none of those confident resolutions which marked his original conversion. No more lavish promises of perpetual virtue,...

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It has become something of a Christmas tradition, like trees and presents and turkey dinners, albeit rather less enjoyable. Every year at this time, a variety of secular and atheist groups take to the media for another...

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The God of snow and northern lights

By Subby Szterszky | January 15, 2015 | Post your comment | Science + Technology

The dead of winter: It’s a poetic phrase that captures something of the love-hate relationship many of us have with the season, particularly here in Canada. It conjures images of brittle cold, bleak snowy landscapes, fleeting days and long, dark...

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Managing our Screwtape resolutions

By Subby Szterszky | January 15, 2015 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

My Dear Wormwood, The most alarming thing in your last account of the patient is that he is making none of those confident resolutions which marked his original conversion. No more lavish promises of perpetual virtue, I gather; not even the...

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‘Tis the season when atheists attack

By Subby Szterszky | December 18, 2014 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

It has become something of a Christmas tradition, like trees and presents and turkey dinners, albeit rather less enjoyable. Every year at this time, a variety of secular and atheist groups take to the media for another round of attacks on the...

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