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Yesterday & Today: The Top Women Scientists

Yesterday & Today: The Top Women Scientists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It's no news that women were historically excluded from the "boys club" of science but women scientists date as far back as Ancient Greece, and perhaps further. In more recent years, they have become essential to the scientific community.
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Saudi Religious Scholars: Women Drivers Means ‘No More Virgins’

Saudi Religious Scholars: Women Drivers Means ‘No More Virgins’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A group of academics from a Saudi Arabian religious council warned that, should women in the repressive monarchy be allowed to legally drive cars, the country would see a rapid “moral decline.” The religious scholars are from Saudi Arabia’s top institution...
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Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense

Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Supreme Court “declined to hear an appeal Tuesday from a former high school student who sued his history teacher, saying he disparaged Christianity in class in violation of the student’s First Amendment rights.” The case, C. F. v. Capistrano USD, involved a high school student who was insulted that his history teacher, James Corbett, didn’t think much of creationism and religion. Some of Corbett’s comments (which deserve some sort of hero’s award) are:

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Religion Imprisons Women | Daylight Atheism | Big Think

Religion Imprisons Women | Daylight Atheism | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One hypothesis for the origin of religion is that it's a kind of "costly signaling" - a way for people to prove their loyalty to the group by participating in complex rituals and extravagant shows of devotion. But there's an underappreciated danger to this: when everyone in a community already follows a strict interpretation of faith, religious belief will have a tendency to spiral out of control into extremism, as group members go to greater and greater lengths to express their piety. And when religion grows more and more fanatical, while it's bad for everyone forced to live under its dictates, it's inevitably women who suffer the most.

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