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‘…Avijit was a movement’ (The Guardian interview)

‘…Avijit was a movement’ (The Guardian interview)

I specially thank the Guardian & its reporters, especially its NY-based reporter, Mr. Oliver Laughland. The Guardian has been one of the first newspapers to report the news of the murder of Avijit Roy, founder of mukto-mona. Since Avijit’s murder, the Guardian has continued to publish articles and commentaries about Avijit Roy & mukto-mona. The article below on Avijit Roy is based on the interviews of his father, Prof. Ajoy Roy, Farid Ahmed, the chief moderator of mukto-mona, and me. Atheist…

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Why Darwin is needed in our science curriculum

Why Darwin is needed in our science curriculum

This came as a little surprise. Just days before Charles Darwin’s 200th birth anniversary and the 150th publication anniversary of his most famous book, the Origin of Species, the Church of England has issued a statement of apology for once vehemently rejecting Darwin’s theory on evolution. The statement says, “Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still….

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