Sunday 3 April 2011

Burnee links for Sunday

Religion scrapped from school admissions - East Hampshire - The News
"Religion is currently the third priority for accepting children in oversubscribed schools."
I'm amazed that this is the current situation for state schools, but pleased that it's being scrapped.
(Via @cherryblack)

BHA gives evidence to Commission on Assisted Dying
A summary of Andrew Copson's evidence to the Commission. It seems profoundly odd that the BHA has to spell this stuff out. To me, it's the obvious, moral standpoint.

This looks like a good idea, but there's a lot to get through (specifically, 115,000 words).

Matthew Adams - Space for laughs | New Humanist
A piece about Helen Keen's Radio 4 show, It Is Rocket Science! (now finished). It was a good show, about an hour long in total (in four weekly parts). Based on her stand-up routine, which incidentally she performed on very short notice at Manchester's QED in February, including shadow-puppets. Weird but wonderful.

New Humanist (Rationalist Association) - Scientology to be taught in Religious Education lessons
Whatever next, for FSM's sake? Pastafarianism? (Actually, that's not a bad idea....)