Will Scotland turn down the chance to become a democracy? In Iran, important decisions are left in the hands of unelected clerics. The UK is at best a semi-theocracy with 26 unelected bishops (the Lords Spiritual) seated in the House of Lords, the highest legislature of the land, undisturbed by such silly notions as elections. Their dismissal by a Yes vote is the Holy Grail of secularism … Continue Reading ››
The Scottish Secular Society are delighted to announce their opening speaker meeting, which will present a unique opportunity for our members and guests to reflect on a variety of issues. Firstly, our constitutional expert, Dr. Elliot Bulmer, will outline the secular case for Scottish independence, drawing on his extensive work in this field. He is the author of 'A Model Constitution for Scotland: Making Democracy Work in an Independent State'. Unlike other secular … Continue Reading ››
Sir John Sulston Sir John Sulston, of the Manchester University Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation, joins Sir Harold Kroto and Sir Richard Roberts as the third Nobel Prize winner to sign the Scottish Secular Society’s petition to the Scottish Parliament requesting guidance to preclude the teaching of creationism as factually valid in Scottish schools: - Petition Sir John was joint winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Sydney Brenner and … Continue Reading ››
SECOND NOBEL PRIZEWINNER BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION TO EXCLUDE CREATIONIST PSEUDOSCIENCE FROM SCOTTISH SCHOOLS Sir Richard J. Roberts Ph.D. F.R.S., the 1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer at New England Biolabs is the latest luminary to lend his support to the Scottish Secular Society’s petition to the Scottish Parliament requesting guidance to preclude the teaching of creationism as factually valid in Scottish schools: - The Petition for guidance … Continue Reading ››
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION TO EXCLUDE CREATIONIST PSEUDOSCIENCE FROM SCOTTISH SCHOOLS Sir Harold Kroto, FRS, Hon. FRSE, Nobel Prize winner, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex and Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, has lent his support to the Scottish Secular Society's petition to the Scottish Parliament requesting guidance to preclude the teaching of creationism as factually valid in Scottish schools: - The Petition Sir … Continue Reading ››
Closing Date for Online Petition: 03 September 2014
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issue official guidance to bar the presentation in Scottish publicly funded schools of separate creation and of Young Earth doctrines as viable alternatives to the established science of evolution, common descent, and deep time.http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/gettinginvolved/petitions/creationismguidance
SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY FOUNDER SAYS VOTING ‘YES’ WILL END THEOCRACY AND MAKE SCOTLAND A DEMOCRACY
- UK is a semi-theocracy with unelected Church of England bishops and monarch as Defender of the Faith.
- Article in August edition of ScotsGay magazine urge ‘Yes’ vote for a ‘New Enlightenment’.
- Scottish Secular Society formally supports independence.
SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION DEMANDS SCOTLAND GIVE GUIDANCE ON HOW ‘CREATIONISM’ IS PRESENTED IN SCHOOLS
- Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan says funding would be withheld from establishments in England that teach creationism as scientific fact.
- SSS challenge religious extremism in Scottish schools with petition.
- Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell backs SSS petition.
- Efforts to obtain official guidance have been continually thwarted by Scottish Government.
The Scottish Secular Society support Peter Tatchell's protest against persecution of sexual minorities in Commonwealth countries ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has sent a message to David Cameron urging him to take the opportunity during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to speak out against the institutional persecution of homosexual, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in 42 Commonwealth states. Mr Tatchell's message can be read in full by following this … Continue Reading ››
CAL MACDONALD RAISES OVER $5,000 FOR ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS Cal Macdonald runs internationally renowned podcast: Trolling with Logic 24-hour charity marathon attracted internet glitterati Scottish Secular Society member attracts international attention to Scotland Cal Macdonald has today raised $3,630 from around the world for international secular organisation Engineers without Borders from his 24-hour charity marathon. Donations are still coming in! Macdonald, 35, runs his Trolling with Logic podcast from his one-bedroom flat in Aberdeen which he shares with … Continue Reading ››