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The Curiosity Index (06.09.2018)

After an unexplained absence (well, laziness) we’re back. Our strange and incoherent stance towards the unborn Powerful stuff from Andrew Haslam: It made no sense to me that if a woman wants her baby, it’s a child, but if she doesn’t then it’s a foetus. If the child dies, it’s a tragic miscarriage, but if the pregnancy is brought to a medically induced end, it’s a routine termination. If a couple is longing to have a family the loss of a child is a grief too hard to bear, but…

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The Curiosity Index (29.11.2017)

Pro-life story of the day When the subject of abortion comes up, pro-lifers are always asked about two specific instances one of which is the threat to the mother’s life and the other is rape. Well this story When I look into my son’s eyes I see the man who raped me (which I was slightly surprised to find on the BBC) is powerful evidence that the decision to abort even in cases of rape should not, at the very least, be an automatic given. Testimony of the day This is…

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The Curiosity Index (20.03.2015)

I know, I know, we all wish we were more Scandinavian. Which is why we love IKEA so much. If you want to take your desire to be more Nordic further here are top tips but if for some strange reason you’re irritated by all these Vikings taking over the world, here are 17 ways to get under their skin. Are all Christian denominations in decline? In the USA the answer is: No Evidence that getting married before having children increases your chances of staying together. Who knew? You may have heard…

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