Archive for October, 2016

Frightening photos show woman screaming as she’s caned for standing too close to her boyfriend — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

October 18, 2016

Horrific images have emerged of an unidentified woman being caned 23 times in Indonesia’s Aceh […]

via Frightening photos show woman screaming as she’s caned for standing too close to her boyfriend — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

A depressing take on inequality — Notes On Liberty

October 17, 2016

Recently, I reviewed Unequal Gains (Princeton University Press) which is basically the magnum opus of economic historians Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson. In the pages of Essays in Economic and Business History, I survey the history of growth and inequality in the United States since 1700 that they portrayed in their book. Coming out of their book, I could […]

via A depressing take on inequality — Notes On Liberty

The belief that dare not speak its name? — Jim Webster

October 17, 2016

It’s an old story, a very old story. Who rules? The Greek city states were torn by strife between the Aristocracy (a term which comes from the Greek, aristokratía. Aristos means “excellent,” and kratos translates as “power”) the rule of the Excellent, and Democracy, which again is from Greek, demokratia, or “rule by the […]

via The belief that dare not speak its name? — Jim Webster

Freed Chibok schoolgirls tell of terrifying choice they were given by Boko Haram militants — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

October 17, 2016

The 21 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram last week have begun to share details […]

via Freed Chibok schoolgirls tell of terrifying choice they were given by Boko Haram militants — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

The Professor Wore a Hijab in Solidarity — Then Lost Her Job — Buffalo Doug

October 16, 2016

When Larycia Hawkins, the first black woman to receive tenure at Wheaton College, made a symbolic gesture of support for Muslims, the evangelical college became divided over what intellectual freedom on its campus really meant. See what journalist Ruth Graham (a Wheaton graduate, but not related to Billy Graham) has found out about the aftermath […]

via The Professor Wore a Hijab in Solidarity — Then Lost Her Job — Buffalo Doug

Akbar| The most powerful emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. — Journal Edge

October 16, 2016

Akbar was one of the most powerful emperors of the Mughal Dynasty and the greatest Muslim ruler who built a large empire expanding over most of the Indian subcontinent. Right from the age of 13 when he took over the reins of the Mughal Empire, he conquered and subjugated territories and states in the northern, […]

via Akbar| The most powerful emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. — Journal Edge

Human sacrifice helped ancient societies entrench class divide, study suggests — NEW POWER

October 15, 2016

(http://www.cbc.ca/) Why did so many ancient societies around the world make human sacrifices to appease the gods? A new study supports the theory that the practice may have played a key role in keeping the poor downtrodden and the elites in power. And barbaric as it sounds, human sacrifice may have created one path for more […]

via Human sacrifice helped ancient societies entrench class divide, study suggests — NEW POWER

Atheist Weight Classes — Last Eden

October 15, 2016

If it were up to me to choose the atheist “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” I could do a much better job than the New Atheist four: As a philosopher, Nietzsche towers above the others. Sartre easily takes second place, although his thought is heavily dependent on Heidegger and Alexandre Kojève’s interpretation of Hegel. Much of Freud’s […]

via Atheist Weight Classes — Last Eden

Peter Singer discusses religion, the bible, abortion, and same sex marriage in 4 minutes — RachelSquirrel

October 15, 2016

Peter Singer talks about abortion and same sex marriage in this video and specifically how Christians often focus more on these two issues than on poverty. He finds this strange because abortion is not mentioned in the gospels at all, while homosexuality is mentioned very little and mostly in the old testament; not so much in the […]

via Peter Singer discusses religion, the bible, abortion, and same sex marriage in 4 minutes — RachelSquirrel

THE BOB CATS NEWSLETTER • OCTOBER 14, 2016. — THE BOB CATS NEWSLETTER

October 14, 2016

THE BOB CATS NEWSLETTER 2016-10-14.pdf

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