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B.C. chief justice calls on legal profession to be proactive in face of change

B.C. chief justice calls on legal profession to be proactive in face of change | Stochastic | Scoop.it
B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman has urged the legal profession to be more proactive in the face of looming change and an "unfortunately incredulous and misinformed public."
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It's good to hear such strong words coming from the top.

 

I also like hearing this: "The Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch has scheduled an Envisioning Equal Justice Summit for later this month; the Law Society has initiated a paralegal pilot project, expanded the scope of practice for articling students and begun unbundling legal services; and the judiciary recently signed a peace pact with Justice Minister Shirley Bond in which each side agreed to respect the other's Constitutional role."

 



Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/chief+justice+calls+legal+profession+proactive+face+change/8226279/story.html#ixzz2QH4wxZAo

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Who Do You Trust? The Doctor, Humanism and the Need for Faith

Who Do You Trust? The Doctor, Humanism and the Need for Faith | Stochastic | Scoop.it
After an episode where technology was dangerous, this week's Doctor Who turned its attentions to religion, which turned out to be similarly untrustworthy.
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Who is a science fiction show for humanists, and “The Rings of Akhaten” — the first script from Neil Cross, the creator of BBC America’s much-loved Luther – made it obvious. Ostensibly an episode where the Doctor and his new companion, Clara, try to save a young girl from aliens worshipping a vengeful god who may or may not have been a sentient alien star, “The Rings”‘ true value came from staking out the show’s stance on religion, faith and its take on what we should really believe in.

The most eloquent explanation came courtesy of the speech the Doctor gave to the young girl, who was willing to sacrifice herself for a faith you didn’t believe in about why her life was precious. and why that she, that all of us, are unique and valuable and worth the universe itself. ”All of the elements of your body were forged many, many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star,” indeed."

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Introverts Explained: Why We Love You But Need to Get Away From You

Introverts Explained: Why We Love You But Need to Get Away From You | Stochastic | Scoop.it
I am told our desire to get away from everyone every now and again and again is perplexing and sometimes painful to extroverts. They don't understand how we could enjoy being alone period...
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Non-Believing-Clergy.pdf

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Dennet/LaScola "Are there clergy who don’t believe in God? Certainly there are former clergy who fall in this category. Before making their life-wrenching decisions, they were secret nonbelievers. Who knows how many like-minded pastors discover that they simply cannot take this mortal leap from the pulpit and then go on to live out their ministries in secret disbelief? What is it like to be a pastor who doesn’t believe in God?" This is incredibly fascinating to me.

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Beta Israel: Snapshots Of The Ethiopian Jewish Community : NPR

Beta Israel: Snapshots Of The Ethiopian Jewish Community : NPR | Stochastic | Scoop.it
Photographer Ilan Ossendryver admits he didn't know much about Ethiopian Jews before receiving an assignment to cover their migration to Israel.
Makeesha Hall Fisher's insight:

I visited an "absorption centre" when I was in Israel in the late 90s. I got to play with a bunch of the kids there. It was a very unique experience and one I will always treasure.

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How Bayes’ Rule Can Make You A Better Thinker

How Bayes’ Rule Can Make You A Better Thinker | Stochastic | Scoop.it
Having a strong opinion about an issue can make it hard to take in new information about it, or to consider other options when they're presented.
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It should come as no surprise to people who know me that I love this

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Bunny Shorts: Hopping Good Animation

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It's the right time of year to watch clever rabbit-themed animated films.
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Robot Helps Teach Kids With Autism

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Researchers created an adaptive system with humanoid robot NAO to help children with autism develop basic social skills.

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Irvin Ducournau's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:31 AM

Technology helping kids with social skills....

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:03 PM

Lost in space! We come a long way. #psychology #mental health