– Chinese rockets,
- Neanderthal painters,
- The crime of atheism,
- Reproductive music,
- The poor and working poor (Part 2 of 2 interview with Iglika Ivanova)
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Topics: China’s rockets
Resent research pushed back the date of the earliest cave art to about 41,000 years old. The new twist is homo-sapiens were thought to be the only species to create cave art but humans were not suppose to have arrived in the region until 35,000 years ago. Some people are now speculating that Neanderthals may have been the artist.Find out more:
- Uranium Dating Reveals Europe’s Oldest Cave Art
- U-Series Dating of Paleolithic Art
- World’s Oldest Cave Art Found—Made by Neanderthals?
The crime of being an atheist
An atheist in Indonesia has been sentence to 10 years on jail for professing his atheism. A Kuwaiti man faces 10 years of hard labour in prison and feel lucky he avoided a potential death sentence for blasphemy. We discuss the criminalization of atheist around the world, the need to be vigilant and globally supportive. Find out more:
- Autism study strengthens idea that we read God’s mind
- Is there room for atheists in Indonesia?
- Assassinated Pakistan Official Supported Religious Tolerance
- M F Husain loses home over nude ‘Mother India’
- Pune cops book Orkut user
- Death Penalty Amendment for Blasphemy Cases
- Kuwaiti jailed for 10 years for Twitter ‘blasphemy
Reproductive music Research has shown the obvious that sex sells but how it manifest itself in different genre of music and the dubious link to evolutionary advantage make it an interesting topic for the show. Find out more:
- Songs as reproductive messages
- Whip it good, hold me closer, and other reproductive music messages
- If Cole Porter Were An Evolutionary Psychologist
The poor and working poor
Don’s sits down with Iglika Ivanova in the Radio Free Thinker virtual studio and discusses poverty and Living wage. Iglika Ivanova is a research economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for BC. Find out more:
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative
- The changing face of poverty in Canada
- Living Wage Canada
- Poverty in Canada has ‘child’s face’
- Working for a Living Wage 2011
- A guaranteed annual income? From Mincome to the millennium
- Dauphin’s great experiment
Walk for Peace
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Walk for Peace march. In 1982, 35,000 people marched from Kitsilano to the West End calling for world peace. By 1984, the march had grown to 100,000 people. Keeping with the Humanist commitment to global peace, BC Humanist Association invites you to join them in the walk to help raise their banner and the humanist commitment to peace, respect and a civil society
When: Saturday, June 30 at Noon Where: Sunset Beach or meet up at the Sunset Grill around 11:50 am Cost: Free
Humanist Brunch for Peace?
The BC Humanist Association doesn’t want to you walk on empty stomachs, so before the march, they are planning to meet at the Sunset Grill for brunch at 10:00 am. Afterward, they will join the march which departs at noon and wraps up at 2pm at Sunset Beach for entertainment, music, and celebration.
Please RSVP if you plan to join them for brunch (so they can confirm our reservation) RSVPs close on Wednesday, June 27th.
When: Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 am Where: Sunset Grill (Yew and York Street) Cost: Whatever you order off the menu
Aan’s Legal Defence Fund
Atheist Alliance International has launched an appeal for donations to help pay for Aan’s legal costs and to support the Aan family’s living expenses while he is in jail.
CFI Transnational wants to make the voices of those who support Alexander loud and clear to the Indonesian government. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is organizing a letter-writing campaign on Alexander’s behalf, and CFI urges you to take part. They have created a custom letter which you can sign or add to and add your voice to those fighting for Aan’s freedom.
Please support Atheist around the world in their struggle against persecution by donating here.