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A Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

5 facts about religion in Canada

Source: PEW Centre By Michael Lipka The Canadian province of Quebec recently enacted a new law that bans many public employees – including teachers, police officers and judges – from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. While advocates of the measure say it promotes the separation of church and state, […]

The unsuspected link between monogamy and trust.

New Research: Why Religions Promote Sexual Conservatism  Source: Psychology Today Religions provide a common moral compass for their believers. For instance, all faiths promote some version of the Golden Rule as one of their major tenets. Many also enforce dietary restrictions in the form of guidelines about what’s appropriate to […]

Is Morality Hard-Wired Into Our Brains?

Source: The New York Times By Olivia Goldhill CONSCIENCE – The Origins of Moral Intuition By Patricia S. Churchland  In “Conscience,” Patricia Churchland recounts a conversation with Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, in which he laments moral philosophers’ focus on reason. “Surely,” he said, “philosophers must know about biological […]