Kol (abomvubuso) wrote in talk_politics,
Kol
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Weekly Topic

Hi everybody! It's time to announce the Topic of the Week (15.03 / 21.03).

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.


On education
- Education policy & law.
- The government and education.
- Primary, secondary education.
- Universities, graduate schools.
- Education reform.
- Standardized testing.
- The issues of teaching.
- Discrimination in schools.
- Intelligence.
- School performance & assessment.
- Degrees & diplomas.
- Corporal punishment in schools.
- Sexual education; abstinence education.
- Religion in schools / ethical/spiritual education.
- Education economics.
- Language education.
- Home-schooling.
- 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.
- UFO-logy.
- 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.
- Pseudo-sciences.

Etc.


And here's the poll for next week's Weekly Topic (22.03 / 28.03)

Poll #1538289 Topic Of The Week
This poll is closed.

What should be the topic of next week?

Social justice, poverty, class warfare & welfare
0(0.0%)
Civil & human rights, democracy & authoritarianism
0(0.0%)
Political & economic philosophies, parties & elections
0(0.0%)
Political extremism, propaganda, bias & logic
1(4.5%)
Law, justice, crime & punishment
2(9.1%)
International relations, geopolitics & diplomacy
0(0.0%)
The Third World, aid, disaster relief
0(0.0%)
Minorities, immigration, racism & discrimination
0(0.0%)
Conflicts, wars, terrorism & the military
0(0.0%)
The economy, finance, business & trade
0(0.0%)
The government, institutions & the Constitution
0(0.0%)
The political philosophies & ideologies
0(0.0%)
History, alternate history & futurology
2(9.1%)
Ethnology, demographics & culturology
0(0.0%)
The Middle East issues
0(0.0%)
Political satire & entertainment
3(13.6%)


(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.
 
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