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Washingtonian Magazine Features Edwina Rogers

In the September 2013 issue of Washingtonian Magazine [print edition], “True Nonbeliever Can Republican lobbyist Edwina Rogers help a group of left-leaning atheists reach across the aisle?”

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Most Americans, religious or not, agree on the importance of religious freedom as enshrined in the First Amendment, though they disagree about specifics. Should the government promote religion? Give special tax breaks to religion? Favor one religion ov…

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This is running very late as the petition has to be back with the Hamilton City Council by July 1. It already has over 1000 signatures but requires 1500. If you need background information see the links below. The Waikato … Continue reading

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The recent decision of the Hamilton City Council to stop fluoridating its water supply caused a bit of discussion among New Zealand scientists. Discussion of the ethical and practical questions related to scientist involvement in political activism. The Hamilton City … Continue reading

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Opponents of fluoridation usually use a raft of arguments – this sometimes make discussions difficult because it leads to Gish Galloping which prevents proper discussion of any one issue. So in this blog post I want to restrict myself to … Continue reading

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Another image picked up on social media A cartoon from the Union of Concerned Scientists. This must be what it’s like for some climate scientists at the moment. Similar articles

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Well, this morning’s news was a shock. The local council (Hamilton City Council) has decided to stop fluoridating our water supply (see Fluoride to be removed from Hamilton’s water supply). (Note: If you are sufficiently interested that Waikato Times article … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due, and I admit I never thought I would say this about local climate pseudosceptic Richard Treadgold – but “good on you mate.” I have often got into heated debate with this guy – my main … Continue reading

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I have already mentioned the irony of a failed politician attacking climate scientists, accusing them of treating science like a religion while declaring his own faith that: “The world stopped getting warmer 17 years ago. That’s incontrovertible.” (See “Incontrovertible” is … Continue reading

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There’s a mantra circulating at the moment claiming that global warming “stopped 17 years ago.” It is of course being pushed by the pseudosceptics in the climate denial echo chamber. However, even people who should know better have been heard … Continue reading

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