Scottish-independence

SSS formally supports Independence for Scotland and the Yes campaign

THE SECULAR CASE FOR INDEPENDENCE – W. E. Bulmer

The Scottish Secular Society has today announced its support for a YES vote in the Scottish independence referendum. This decision was taken after extensive consultations with its members, who have supported this stance by more than 90% of the votes cast in an online poll. This position piece briefly sets out the reasons why we, as secularists, have chosen to support Scottish independence. The Scottish Secular … Continue Reading ››

Second Nobel prizewinner backs SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY petition to keep creationist teaching out of Scottish schools

Sir Richard J Roberts SECOND NOBEL PRIZEWINNER BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION TO KEEP CREATIONIST TEACHING OUT OF 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 … Continue Reading ››
Sir Harold Kroto

Nobel prize winner backs Scottish Secular Society petition to exclude creationism in Scottish schools

Sir Harold Kroto 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 … Continue Reading ››

SIGN THIS PETITION. Keep religious extremism out of Scottish schools!

Creationism 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

VOTING ‘YES’ WILL END THEOCRACY AND MAKE SCOTLAND A DEMOCRACY

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.
Garry Otton is the founder of the Scottish Secular Society and author of ‘Religious Fascism: The Repeal of Section 28’. In a new article in the August … Continue Reading ››

Scottish Secular Society launch petition seeking guidance on how ‘creationism’ is presented in schools

evolution-creationism1 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.
Spencer Fildes, the Chair of the Scottish Secular … Continue Reading ››

Scottish Secular Society support Peter Tatchell’s protest at 2014 Commonwealth Games

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 ››

Over $5,000 raised for Engineers without Borders

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 ››
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An Independent Secular Scotland

jackie bird copy A Independent Secular Scotland - by Garry Otton Did Scotland really bring the Scottish Enlightenment to the world; have five universities to England’s two and become the most literate citizens in Europe by the eighteenth century? If so, shouldn’t we be welcoming independence with a bit more gusto instead of letting ourselves be admonished like naughty children asking for something we don’t deserve? ‘Aggressive’ CyberNats … Continue Reading ››

Scottish Secular Society Vice-Chair Ramin Forghani organises public seminar for Ex-Muslims Scotland

SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY VICE-CHAIR RAMIN FORGHANI ORGANISES PUBLIC SEMINAR FOR EX-MUSLIMS SCOTLAND "Public Seminar: Apostasy, Atheism, Secularism and Ex-Muslims: 28 June 2014" Founder of Ex-Muslims Scotland, Ramin Forghani has announced an inaugural event and first public seminar of Ex-Muslims Scotland.  It will take place on Saturday, 28 June 2014 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at CitizenM Hotel, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW. The seminar is open to members of the public. Ramin Forghani is the founder of Ex-Muslims … Continue Reading ››

Scottish Secular Society call on Mike Russell MSP to ban creationism in schools

SSS CALL ON MIKE RUSSELL MSP TO BAN CREATIONISM IN SCHOOLS Former Scottish Secular Society Chair, Caroline Lynch says: “Creationism and the denial of evolution have been found in three separate Scottish schools. This, and evidence collected from parents, confirms our belief that such views and excesses may be endemic in the system. “The Scottish curriculum does not specifically state that teaching creationism as an alternative to the overwhelming scientific consensus on the origins of the universe … Continue Reading ››
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