And the winner is...
Education, science & space
Let's simply call it Science Week.
Time to step back from one of the most controversial, yet interesting topics. Even though it could often get away from strictly talking politics, Education & Science could become an even more interesting subject, so here are some hints of what we might be talking about.
- Education policy & law.
- The government and education.
- Primary, secondary education.
- Universities, graduate schools.
- Education reform.
- Standardized testing.
- The issues of teaching.
- Discrimination in schools.
- School performance & assessment.
- Degrees & diplomas.
- Corporal punishment in schools.
- Sexual education; abstinence education.
- Religion in schools / ethical/spiritual education.
- Education economics.
- Language education.
- Propaganda in school.
- Public vs private schools.
- School uniforms.
- Physical education.
- Education and computers.
- The school curriculum.
- School life.
On science & space
- Science in politics.
- Scientific literacy.
- The scientific consensus.
- The great scientists.
- NASA & the space program.
- Stem cell research.
- Climate change, global warming.
- Peak oil, energy crisis & new energy sources.
- Evolution vs intelligent design.
- Genetic & medical research; stem cell research.
- Ethics in science.
- Military & surveillance technologies.
- Physics & astronomic research projects.
- Subsidies for scientific research.
- Tech innovations.
- Hi-tech, communication technologies.
- Demographics, population growth.
- The technological utopia/dystopia.
- Futurism & political science.
And here's the poll for next week's Weekly Topic (22.03 / 28.03)
What should be the topic of next week?
Social justice, poverty, class warfare & welfare
Civil & human rights, democracy & authoritarianism
Political & economic philosophies, parties & elections
Political extremism, propaganda, bias & logic
Law, justice, crime & punishment
International relations, geopolitics & diplomacy
The Third World, aid, disaster relief
Minorities, immigration, racism & discrimination
Conflicts, wars, terrorism & the military
The economy, finance, business & trade
The government, institutions & the Constitution
The political philosophies & ideologies
History, alternate history & futurology
Ethnology, demographics & culturology
The Middle East issues
Political satire & entertainment
(If there's something you think is missing, do propose for next week).
On a side note, i now invite you to have a look at TP's Open Thread and, if you feel like it, tell us what you think about the comm and what could be improved about it. We'd be glad to have some feedback there.