Past Meetup

Skeptics Underground

This Meetup is past

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Skeptics Underground is an informal but moderated discussion based around a different topic every month. All are welcome and we recommend people read our "Respect People, Challenge Ideas (http://www.edinburghskeptics.co.uk/about/respect/)" charter before attending. The discussion will be moderated to start with and then allowed to branch out as appropriate. A general guide to timings etc. will be stated at the start of the discussion.

July's topic is:

Freedom of Speech in the UK: What should be restricted and what we restrict ourselves from saying?

Suggested starting points for reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_laws_in_the_United_Kingdom

http://freespeechdebate.com/en/discuss/nineteen-arguments-for-hate-speech-bans-and-against-them/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10563744/Rage-rather-than-reason-drives-the-debate-on-freedom-of-speech.html

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100173529/twitter-and-tom-daley-freedom-of-speech-does-not-extend-to-the-freedom-to-make-death-threats/

http://civilliberty.about.com/od/freespeech/a/free_hate_speech.htm

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4345/west_must_stop_appeasing_efforts_to_ban_criticism_of_islam

http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/blasphemy.html

and as a starting point http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_laws_in_the_United_Kingdom