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Scientism: legitimate label or boo-word?
Marie I. George | 30 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: science, scientism, Steven Pinker
A liberal education would enable scientists - among others ‑ to know when they were overreaching their competence.


23andMe, me, me
Nathaniel C. Comfort | 29 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: commercialism, genetics
A medical historian deconstructs an advertisement for personalized genetics.


The myth of “normal” sibling rivalry
Izzy Kalman | 27 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bullying, child development, parenting
How can it be healthy for brothers to fight like cats and dogs if school bullying is pathological?


Keep it at home and hidden in a closet
Margaret Somerville | 27 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, Quebec
The Quebec government is waging a war on religion.


Riding the coattails of Harry Potter
Harley J. Sims | 27 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling's foray into detective fiction is entertaining if undistinguished.


Chris Lane dead because boys were bored
Tamara El-Rahi | 22 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christopher Lane, gun control, teenagers
What kind of society produces people who kill for entertainment?


War pits brother against brother
Jennifer Minicus | 22 August 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: classics, family, heroic boys, historical fiction, war
An award winning book about the American Civil War.


The dark story of immortality
Michael Cook | 22 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks, WI-38 cells
After decades of ignoring the issue, scientists are acknowledging that many vaccines were made with cells from aborted foetuses.


Giving the gift of giving
Jackie King | 21 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Children, giving, philanthropy
The benefits of teaching philanthropy to our kids.


Without kids, does marriage deserve social support?
Michael Cook | 21 August 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Brian Greig
Thank you, Brian Greig, for summing up the ultimate outcome of the same-sex marriage campaign in four crisp sentences: the abolition of marriage altogether.


A world too risky for kids?
Shannon Roberts | 20 August 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Churchill, family size, risk
Under what circumstances might the world justifiably be thought a bad place for children? Is imminent war a good reason, or simply the real, yet unlikely, possibility that our potential children might get run over by a car?


Redefining marriage in NZ: lessons for Oz
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage is not inevitable, no matter what its supporters say.


‘A ruthless campaign of religious cleansing in Egypt’
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 August 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian churches torched, Christian persecution, Egyptian violence, international religious persecution, Islamist attacks, Muslim Brotherhood
It’s about Islamic purification, and it’s about time for world leaders and media to address it.


Don’t be so sure about the issue du jour, says The Australian
Michael Cook | 20 August 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Brian Greig, Paul Keating
In 1999, Australia's most prominent homosexual declared that not one gay or lesbian wanted same-sex marriage. What has changed?


Why children are wiser (and happier) than adults
Clare Cannon | 20 August 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
I think G. K. Chesterton would have liked this Caldecott Honor book.


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