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So the Greek PM has called a potentially illegal referendum on a deal that has expired; despite him (and his party) wanting to reject the deal and continue negotiating with the EU. Which the EU won't concede to do until the referendum has been held.

What a farce!
Council of state to question whether referendum violates constitution as yes and no camps appear neck and neck in polls
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To be honest I'm not particularly interested in Dawkins opinion. What is interesting is the full transcript of Sir Tim Hunt's comments:

“It’s strange that such a chauvinist monster like me has been asked to speak to women scientists. Let me tell you about my trouble with girls. Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry. Perhaps we should make separate labs for boys and girls?

“Now seriously, I’m impressed by the economic development of Korea. And women scientists played, without doubt an important role in it. Science needs women and you should do science despite all the obstacles, and despite monsters like me.”

The reaction to his 'sexist' comments (which culminated with him being forced to resign) says a lot about the reactionary, trial-by-twitter culture that currently exists. What's more, the mainstream press only seem to encourage snap-judgement over considered objective analysis.

What happened to journalism and identifying the truth? UCL should be ashamed of themselves too, for putting PR ahead their staff.

Yes the comments were ill-conceived but the full quotes paint a very different picture to that reported. What is troubling is mob justice was metred-out based on a selective, misleading version of events with no concern with establishing the whole truth.

I'm not even that bothered about the impact on Sir Tim (whilst a unfortunate incident he'll survive). What frustrates me is many women and girls will have seen the original story, but won't have read the full transcript revealed later. They might have noticed several white, middle-aged men coming to his defence, but how many will have read any of these follow up stories? I'd wager most didn't see them, and the many that didn't dismissed them out-of-hand as simply the chauvinistic privileged elite closing ranks. My worry is the end result is this story has been so keen to highlight sexism in science it's portrayed the field in an inaccurate light. If that negative portrayal has put a single person off pursuing a career in science then that's a damn shame.

The sad irony is, if it has, the blame lies with those who were meaning to achieve the exact opposite.
Professor Richard Dawkins is demanding an apology from those who criticised Sir Tim Hunt over a leaked EU report he claims gives vital context to comments the Nobel laureate scientist made about his “trouble with girls” in laboratories.
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The thing is, based on the full quote, it does appear (to me at least) he was playing the role of the sexist old white man to emphasis his following point that women have an important role to play in science and they should do science despite the sexist old white men and their outdated attitudes.

If having a panto villain to fight against has helped women in science then great. As you suggest if that's come at the expense of one privileged old white man Then I'm OK with that too.
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Apparently Kayne West declared himself the world's greatest living rock star at Glastonbury. Despite this awful attempt at Bohemian Rhapsody (complete with not knowing the words).

At what point does strength of believe and confidence become delusion and arrogance? My guess is about a decade ago.
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Cat clings to plane wing for flight.

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I saw this on the news, Poor lil guy was beside himself sorta GET ME THE F*#K DOWN NOW! , If you'll excuse the pun he was having kittens lol!, Glad it turned out OK though, BTW New movie Cats on a plane * chuckles*.
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This is situation seems utterly crazy and it might actually destroy Aviva France.

Another article about the same thing: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/maxherve-george-the-man-fighting-a-merciless-legal-war-against-insurance-giant-aviva-10168427.html
OK, there's been some amazingly stupid contracts written over the years including more than a few marriage ones. But among people who really ought to know what they're doing this one from France probably does take the biscuit. It's a hybrid life insurance/savings product and there's nothing very strange or [...]
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It turns out you can fit three people in +Rob Cook​'s midlife crisis car.... But you do have to be quite friendly and I wouldn't recommend it for journeys more than 20mins!
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No longer legal for children to travel without seatbelts.
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Well done CNN. That's some incredible journalism right there.

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What do we think? I know at least one person who'll say no. +Robert Cassels​​

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