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.


Robert Frost’s ‘Design’ *

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‘I found a dimpled spider, fat and white…’… Read the rest



Intergalactic Jesus *

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Attempts to reconcile science and religion usually fail because religions make claims about the real world that don’t stand up to scientific scrutiny.… Read the rest



Philosophy: Who Needs It? *

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‘It’s a bug that has taken hold of me without asking my permission.’… Read the rest



Noam Chomsky’s ‘Rationality/Science’ *

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‘these attributions scarcely rise to the level of a caricature of rational inquiry’… Read the rest



Chris Mooney on Tom Bethell *

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There’s plenty of science hijacking in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.… Read the rest



Rushdie on ‘joke’ Islamic leaders *

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Says there is a “backsliding into bigotry” among Muslims both in Britain and around the world. … Read the rest



Seyran Ates on multiculturalism *

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I want to know, and many thousands of Muslim girls and women have a right to know, why understanding and infinite tolerance is practised with particular cultural traditions that are clearly oppressive of women.… Read the rest



An Unlikely Communion of Socialists and Islamists *

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‘…they hide the atheism at the core of leftist politics in order to pursue a blatant get–rich–quick electoral scheme.’… Read the rest



Natural History on ‘Intelligent Design’ *

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Articles by Forrest, Scott, Miller, Pennock, Behe, Dembski, more.… Read the rest



Index to Creationist Claims *

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Rebuttals and references from the scientific community to any and all of the various creationist claims.… Read the rest



Crews Replies to Plantinga on ID *

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Creationists sense they’re playing a losing game.… Read the rest



Michael Ruse reads Dawkins *

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Ruse sees Richard Dawkins as the atheist’s Billy Graham… Read the rest



Reminding liberals how to get mad *

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Michael Bérubé on the Chomskian left and obfuscation… Read the rest



The hegemony of social constructionism *

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Mark Bauerlein on the institutional factors behind groupthink.… Read the rest



The Forward March Of Women Halted? *

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A commitment to women’s equality has eroded and strong opposition to this commitment has emerged.… Read the rest



Human Rights Watch on the religious revival *

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Tensions between religious fundamentalism and human rights… Read the rest



Dawkins interview *

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On atheism and evidence for God… Read the rest



A ‘Museum Different’ *

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The exhibit’s commentary is limited to comments like ‘Respect and sharing of your self is very important.’… Read the rest



Mediawatchwatch interviews Stephen Green of ‘Christian Voice’ *

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Other writings are unashamed myth, but not the Bible.… Read the rest



What is ‘liberal orthodoxy’? *

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Graham Larkin answers questions from New York SunRead the rest