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A new famous Canadian: Jordan Peterson

I’m not sure how many famous Canadians I can think of but until last week Jordan Peterson wasn’t one of them. I’d been vaguely aware that few friends of mine knew of him and were reading him but that’s it. Then this happened. And then, in my blog feeds at least, he was everywhere. That video (a 30 minute interview on a news programme) has now been watched over 2.7 million times (at time of writing). That’s astonishing viewing figures for an interview with a Canadian academic over his latest…

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The Curiosity Index (22.01.2018)

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost This article tracks an important development. Scientific progress is remaking the debate around abortion. When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the case that led the way to legal abortion, it pegged most fetuses’ chance of viable life outside the womb at 28 weeks; after that point, it ruled, states could reasonably restrict women’s access to the procedure. Now, with new medical techniques, doctors are debating whether that threshold should be closer to 22 weeks. A New Peace Effort Is Needed in East…

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