Cosmos may be ‘inherently unstable’

A concept known as vacuum instability could result, billions of years from now, in a new universe opening up in the present one and replacing it.

It all depends on some precise numbers related to the Higgs that researchers are currently trying to pin down.

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Government deletes advice about studying atheism and humanism

DoE-130pxThe UK Government Department for Education (DfE) has deleted references to non-religious beliefs such as atheism or humanism in November 2014 advice about ‘improving spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils’. The DfE has also excluded non-religious belief studies of Religious Education (RE) at GCSE and ‘A’ level in their draft syllabus documents.

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Queen will reflect on her faith in Xmas message

queen-at-xmasOn Christmas Day 2015, the Queen will “use her traditional annual speech, [given since 1952], to reflect on her personal faith as well as her belief in the continuing role of Christianity at the centre of British life, despite rising secularism.” She will “deliver her most Christian Christmas message yet” says the Daily Mail.

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1 in 10 British Muslims agree: ‘Organisations that publish images of Prophet Mohammad deserve to be attacked’

ComRES Poll of UK Muslims, February 2015

todayBetween 23rd January  and 20th February 2015, 1000 British Muslims were asked by COMRES what they thought about British Society and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The poll asked British Muslims two questions:

    • 1)  ‘Do you agree or disagree with these eight statements about British society…? (Table 5)
    • 2) ‘Do you agree or disagree with these six statements about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad …?’ (Table 14)

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Charlie Hebdo Killings

Atheists in the United Kingdom and around the world condemn the killings of journalists and cartoonists at the Paris based magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7th January 2015. This was a religiously motivated attack to avenge insults to the prophet Muhammad through his depiction in cartoons.

Visit the Atheism UK Charlie Hebdo page for UK and world-wide comments about the issues. Visit our forum to discuss with members of Atheism UK.

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