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Amtul 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, […]

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 […]