Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards


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The Poor Quality of the Brexit Campaign

A new page: Mass-media-led misinformation and heated one-liner arguments drowned out rational debate on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU).

"The Poor Quality Brexit Campaign: Brits Did Not Know Enough to Make an Informed Choice"

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The Best Academic and Educational Podcasts of SoundCloud

Science, economics, current events, politics, rational commentary and analysis; follow these episodes as casual background information sources, or delve into them for a good self-education session.

The list: "The Best Academic and Educational Podcasts of SoundCloud".

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Smoking in the UK

Smoking is the UK's biggest cause of preventable death and 100,000 people die from related diseases every year, it costs the country much more than the taxes generated from cigarette sales. New page: "Smoking Rates in the UK: The Slow Victory of Public Health Over the Tobacco Industry"

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The Brexit Vote

A new page! Of the total population, there was only one percent difference between the Leave and Remain vote. Of the registered electorate, only 72% voted, with a 2% difference in Leave's favour. There was no clear 'will of the people'. "The UK's Brexit Vote of 2016: What is the Will of the People?"

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The Crabtree Scale of Sources: Who Can We Trust?

A new page! Social media, news outlets, anecdotal stories - the world is awash with fake news and misinformation. Here's a scale of trustworthy from 0 (a swamp of misinformation) to 9 (trust by default). "The Crabtree Scale of Sources: Who Can We Trust?".

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Shaitan or Iblis (The Satan of Islam).

A new page! Satan refuses to bow before mankind because they're made from clay, not fire. Instead of re-educating Satan against this nonsensical stance, God decides it is better to banish Satan forever and give him permission to cause sin, pain and suffering.

"Satan (Shaitan, or Iblis) in Islam"

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The Unpopularity of the EU

A new page. "The Unpopularity of the EU"

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UK Government Petitions

Twice a year I trawl through the petitions website and sign a load. Here's the current batch:

Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971 - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216539 . Deadline 2018 Oct 06.

Introduce mandatory fluoridation of the water supply to prevent tooth decay - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/208704 . Deadline 2018 Jul 04.

Introduce MPs to represent the interests of British citizens living abroad - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216611 . Deadline 2018 Oct 06.

Keep freedom of movement for UK and EU Citizens as part of Brexit EU trade deal - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/213922 . Deadline 2018 Sep 05.

Make it law that dog wardens must check lost Pet chips and inform owners at once - Petitions - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209980 . Deadline 2018 Jul 26.

Brexit: Stop using ‘will of the people’ and ‘will of the British people.’ - Petitions - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203496 . Deadline 2018 May 01.

We ask the Government to commit to the UK's continued participation in Erasmus - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/205172 . Deadline 2018 May 22.

Investigate whether David Davis lied to Parliament about Impact Assessments - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207247 . Deadline 2018 Jun 21.

Stop explosive housing growth without infrastructure to support it - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207538 . Deadline 2018 Jun 15.

Negotiate with the EU the possibility of direct EU citizenship for UK nationals - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202899 . Deadline 2018 Apr 19.

Introduce an animal abuser registry in the UK - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/205147 . Deadline 2018 May 20.

The EU referendum result must be dismissed as not fit for purpose - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/215550 . Deadline 2018 Sep 22.

Enshrine in law that on 29 March 2019 at 23:00 the NHS gets an extra 350million - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/204972 . Deadline 2018 May 17.

Give all Ancient Woodland statutory legal protection - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/208575 . Deadline 2018 Jul 04.

make it a legal requirement that all hunting dogs on a hunt should be muzzled - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209258 . Deadline 2018 Jul 17.

New law that cats injured/killed by a vehicle are checked for a chip: Round 2 - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216215 . Deadline 2018 Sep 30.

The UK should terminate the EU talks forthwith by withdrawing the Art 50 notice - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202465 . Deadline 2018 Apr 18.

Ban the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s - Petitions - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214334 . Deadline 2018 Sep 05.

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public and have only licensed displays - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203314 . Deadline 2018 Apr 25.

Anyone convicted of involvement in dog-fighting to receive a custodial sentence - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214478 . Deadline 2018 Sep 12.

Make Universities UK subject to the Freedom of Information Act - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214119 . Deadline 2018 Sep 05.

Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence - Petitions - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203202 . Deadline 2018 Apr 27.

All jurors in rape trials to complete compulsory training about rape myths - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209573 . Deadline 2018 Jul 17.

Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/205852 . Deadline 2018 May 27.

Declare the 2016 referendum vote null and void due to foreign interference - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/205332 . Deadline 2018 May 21.

If no agreement to leave the European Union is reached, Article 50 be withdrawn - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202629 . Deadline 2018 Apr 18.

Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/211950 . Deadline 2018 Aug 13.

Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/205169 . Deadline 2018 May 17.

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Pascal's Wager: It's Safer Not to Pick any Form of Christianity

A new page! According to the Bible, picking the wrong kind of god or wrong kind of beliefs is a worse sin than not picking any at all. Because of how many kinds of Christianity there are, it is safer to avoid believing any of them. "Christianity: The Bible Teachings on Those Who Believe Wrongly"

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International Happiness: Which Countries and Regions are Most Happy or Unhappy?

A new page! Northern Europe contains the happiest countries, and Africa the most unhappy. A regional and country-by-country comparison of international statistics. "International Happiness: Which Countries and Regions are Most Happy?"

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