Belgium Parliament Passes Child Euthanasia

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Belgium Parliament Passes Child Euthanasia — Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. When, as expected, the bill is signed by the king, Belgium will become the first country in the world to remove any age limit […]

1 in 4 Americans Still Geocentric

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1 in 4 Americans Still Geocentric — Statistics released by the National Science Foundation indicate that to the question “Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth,” 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly. In the same survey, just 39 percent answered correctly (true) that “The universe began […]

Atheism: Global Statistics

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Atheism: Global Statistics — The non-believing population around the world is estimated to be roughly seven percent of the world’s population, or between 450 to 500 million people. The authors find the typical global nonbeliever is young, male, and educated, and most likely lives in northern Europe, Japan, or communist or formerly communist nations.

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