Civil Rights

What Really Happened in Ferguson

By |2017-05-18T16:04:47-07:00December 17th, 2014|Civil Rights, Crime, Justice, Morality, Violence|

When eyewitness testimony collides with contradictory evidence Psychologists have known for decades that memory does not operate like a video camera, with our senses recording in high definition what really happens in the world, accurately stored in memory awaiting high fidelity playback on the viewing screen of our mind. Instead, fragments of scenes are processed [...]

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These are the Good Old Days

By |2017-05-18T16:04:47-07:00November 23rd, 2014|Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Morality, Reason, Science, Women’s Rights|

Astronomy is a historical science because the distance scales involved are so immense that to look out into space is to look back into time. Even at the almost unfathomable speed of light at 300,000 kilometers per second, the sun is eight light minutes away, the nearest star is 4.3 light years away, the center [...]

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Reducing the Carnage: Mass Public Shootings and Gun Control

By |2017-05-18T16:04:47-07:00February 1st, 2013|Civil Rights, Crime, Justice, Morality, Terrorism, Violence|

In response to the December 14, 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered, President Obama vowed to do everything in his power to prevent such an event happening again, “Because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as [...]

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