Dont confuse what is legal with what is morally right

Most people think of themselves as being “law abiding” citizens.  They admonish those that break the law and feel that it is reasonable that if you break the law you should pay the consequences.  Broadly speaking, this makes sense.  In most Western countries there is a strong correlation between what is legal and what is morally right.But More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Are Europeans fundamentally racist?

Switzerland has a unique form of democracy which allows for referendums to be held on any issue so long as the proponents gather a minimum of 100,000 certified signatures supporting the referendum.  The Ecopop More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Roots: A historical understanding of climate change denial, creationism and slavery – 1629-1775

What do black slavery, creationism and climate change denial all have in common?  In the US, at least, a biblical justification and a fascinating geographic overlap.  We look at the issues and then try to understand More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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The immorality of climate change, a reflection on slavery and the Civil War

Today, few people look back upon African slavery in the Americas as a good thing.  There are no rousing speeches defending slave owners rights over their property, or demands not just to maintain the institution More...