It’s time for another Secular Sunday!
In this issue:
- Upcoming Events
- Woo Fighters
- Atheist Ireland has contacted the Milwaukee Irish Fest to thank them for ending an illegal discrimination against non-Catholics in their admission charges, that was brought to their attention by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. We are also sending $100 to the Freedom From Religion Foundation to buy food items to donate to the Irish Fest collection for the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force, which takes place this weekend. Read more
- Irish civil society groups are asking the Government to include twelve nominees on the expert panel for the coming Constitutional Convention including Atheist Ireland chairperson Michael Nugent and Oxford Brookes University professor David Nash. Read more.
- Our Kiva team has raised more than US$1,600 in loans to borrowers around the world. We have other “Good Without Gods” projects underway and will be officially launching them very soon.
- Monday 27 August, 8:30 pm, McSwiggans Bar and Restaurant, Woodquay, Galway (map)
Galway Skeptics in the Pub: “50 Shades of Yadda Yadda” Facebook event page
- 31 August – 2 September, Carlingford Heritage Centre, Co. Louth
All-Ireland Humanist Summer School, organised jointly by the Humanist Association of Ireland and the Humanist Association of Northern Ireland. Facebook event page
- Saturday 8 September, 1:00 pm, Bórd Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 (map)
The biggest TEDxDublin to date: 15 speakers will take to the stage to share ideas and explore the unexpected. The theme is ‘A City of Ideas’. Speakers announced so far include internationally renowned architect Daniel Liebskind, who designed the venue; inventor of Sugru Jane ní Dhulchaointigh; geneticist Aoife McLysaght who spoke at one of our events recently (video); and comedienne Maeve Higgins. Read more. Tickets are €30.
- Saturday 15 September, 1:30 pm, Storey’s Gate, London, England
Protest march for a secular Europe. If you happen to find yourself in London, you can join this annual march for equal rights for all and the removal of special privileges for religions.
- Typical homeopathic remedies have a 30C (10^-60) dilutions. If the diluting media is water, this allows us to make some predictions. I’ve skipped the math here, but you’ll find it in the original paper. To have a SINGLE particle left after a 30C dilution, would require a mass of 15,000 times the sun and a radius of 28 times it. This is absolutely stellar and would dwarf earth AND the sun. – David Robert Grimes explains in detail why homeopathy is impossible.
- The idea was to appear as inconspicuous as possible, though the minute the hymns began and we fumbled to find the correct page (to look like we were taking part), followed by me getting my notebook out and jotting down every ridiculous thing Mr Ham said, I couldn’t help but think we stood out a little and that the crowd behind us at any moment would turn on us. – Phil O’Kane of the Belfast Skeptics infiltrates and reports on Ken Ham’s speech in a Belfast Church.
Till next week,
Editor, Secular Sunday