Flashback

Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Peter Van Inwagen on Clifford’s Sentence *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Is It Wrong Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone to Believe Anything on Insufficient Evidence?… Read the rest



Nahid Toubia fights against FGM *

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‘This is about women and elevating the status of women and making them equal human beings.’… Read the rest



Clever teenagers don’t have sex *

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Sexual behavior may compete with the time and resources required for other goals.… Read the rest



Flora Terah: beaten and tortured for running for office *

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‘In Kenya, and especially in the Ameru community I belong to, women are not supposed to get leadership positions.’… Read the rest



Michelle Goldberg on the Dover trial *

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Emboldened by their growing political power, religious conservatives are once again storming the barricades of science education. … Read the rest



Religious police prevented schoolgirls from escaping fire *

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress; fifteen died.… Read the rest



Syed Soharwardy’s complaint to AHRC *

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against the publishers of Jewish Free Press and the Western Standards for sighting [sic]hate against Muslims… Read the rest



The Cardinal’s concern for children. *

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Documents seen by the BBC suggest the archbishop ignored the advice of doctors and therapists who warned that Hill was likely to re-offend.… Read the rest



On Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam *

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Right from the start of the Cairo Declaration, it is made clear the world is divided into Muslims and infidels.… Read the rest



Cult Stud Suggests Put Down a Book Week *

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TV is popular culture, the working class likes it, so put down that book.… Read the rest



Primacy of the UDHR *

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Universal means universal.… Read the rest



Would Steve Gould have signed the ‘Steves’ list? *

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‘There is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence.’… Read the rest



LRA accused of selling food aid *

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ICC prosecutor says the rebels are using the money they make to rearm.… Read the rest



Afsan Chowdhury on the shadow citizens *

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Being gay in Bangladesh isn’t easy.… Read the rest



God v Science *

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What is so good about having faith when you don’t have evidence? What is the real advantage to that? Why is this something that we want to encourage?… Read the rest



George Scialabba on Jacoby, Bernstein and Multiculturalism *

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Books by a superb (albeit incorrigibly centrist) reporter and a radical social critic.… Read the rest



A chat with Rome’s Exorcist *

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‘If the pupils are looking up, the demons in possession are scorpions. If looking down, they are serpents.’… Read the rest



Kenan Malik interprets the Dispatches Muslim Survey. *

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The survey shows that Muslims do not form a single homogenous community.… Read the rest



Universal Human Rights and “Human Rights in Islam” *

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The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam claims supremacy over the UDHR, based on divine revelation.… Read the rest



National Conference of Catholic Bishops on infants with anencephaly *

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It is never permitted to terminate the gestation of an anencephalic child as the means of avoiding psychological or physical risks to the mother.… Read the rest