Entries by Buckwheat

Greater Good Update 2020/05/18

Report from the Greater Good Committee – by Lori Foster Hi All: I hope everyone is doing well and coping in the current situation. The Greater Good Committee has been discussing, by email, ways that our members may be able to help even though we can’t volunteer as a group. If you have been able […]

Tania’s Autumnal Reading List!

I’m usually taken aback when I have conversations similar to the one I had yesterday afternoon. It was my day off, and I went out for lunch by myself. It was a spontaneous lunch out, but of course I had a book with me (those who know me somewhat well know that I’m seldom without […]


written by John Waddington Why do we have religions?  They are everywhere.  In the present we are down to a few big ones, but it wasn’t always that way.  It seems that our ancestors had belief in many gods – explanations for the operations of the world around them that they did not understand, which was […]

Why so many people practice ‘denialism’

Source: CBC Radio – ‘The Sunday Edition’, August 17, 2018 Climate change is on a lot of people’s minds during this summer of extreme heat and lethal wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere. People see its devastating effects not as an abstract possibility in some hypothetical future, but unfolding in front of their own eyes. Scientists make ever […]


written by John Waddington For over one hundred years, evolution of organic creatures has been accepted as a fact. That over millions of years life has developed and improved from simple designs in the distant past, to the complex ones we see today. Most of us accept this without thinking much about it, assuming that we […]

Cape Breton Pharmacy Pulls Homeopathic Products from Shelves

Author: Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 3:43 PM “If you are not comfortable selling something, you have to make some sort of a stand on it,”  says pharmacist. A drug store in Baddeck, N.S., will no longer carry homeopathic products because its pharmacist says there’s a lack of evidence proving their effectiveness. “It’s almost to […]