Archive for November 24th, 2009

24
Nov
09

Is there anything wrong with this?

Adam Lambert, a contestant on American Idol, has refused to apologise for performing a simulated sex act with a male dancer and kissing his male keyboardist live on stage at a music awards ceremony. Continue reading ‘Is there anything wrong with this?’

24
Nov
09

Professor Peter Singer: we should pay more to help the poor..

This is Professor Peter Singer. He believes animals have the same rights as human beings and some human lives are not worth saving. Now, in his new book he says we should all be asking ourselves what we could be doing to eradicate world poverty.

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24
Nov
09

WHYS and the climate change sceptics

Mark writes :

Before you read the rest of Ros’s post…have a look at this

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We got a number of complaints about yesterday’s programme. I’ve published several at the bottom of this post. The nub of the criticism is that we had too many climate change sceptics on the programme. So if you too had these concerns, here is why we invited the guests that you heard. It’s a long post, but I wanted to respond in detail…. Continue reading ‘WHYS and the climate change sceptics’

24
Nov
09

Peter Singer: it’s time to change our relationship with animals

Here’s more on Peter Singer’s beliefs on our relationship with animals. All this text is quoted from this Princeton website. Have a read, and if you have a question or point for Prof Singer , post it here. Continue reading ‘Peter Singer: it’s time to change our relationship with animals’

24
Nov
09

Peter Singer interview

This is our guest today…parts two and three here

24
Nov
09

What questions should the Iraq inquiry ask?

The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s role in Iraq begins today.  This time those answering to the public will include high-profile witnesses such as Tony Blair.  

There will be no results until 2010. Almost a decade on will it matter if the government has lied to its citizens about the invasion? And with those testifying not taking an oath, how can citizens be sure they are getting the truth out of their government?

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