Here is the seventeenth of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about the conspiracy theory that the moon landing was hoaxed. I discuss a number of the main reasons given for […]
Here is the sixteenth show of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about the vaccinations. I discuss how they work and why they are important. I also discuss the rise of the […]
Here is the fifteenth show of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about secularism. I go into detail about the various theories of secularisation which are popular in the social sciences, in […]
Here is the fourteenth show of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about the Bible. More precisely, I talk about its contents, creation, and whether or not it is a good source […]
Definitions of citizenship and what it means to be a citizen of a particular nation has been used to justify discrimination against various groups of people for centuries. These people are generally in the minority in a particular region and are seen as an underclass, and/or something to be dealt with in whatever manner those in the majority deem appropriate. History is full of examples where this thinking has led to egregious levels of discrimination and violence aimed at the minority or undesirables; from the Catholics in Northern Ireland to the Tutsi in Rwanda, where in both cases discrimination and ostracisation eventually led to full-blown violence. This is also the case when it comes to the Palestinians in what was historic Palestine and is now, for the most part, considered the modern state of Israel.