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.


Jesus and Mo on Mother Teresa *

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Not for fans of the saint… Read the rest



No Need for Facts When You Have Faith *

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You can be certain and be wrong.… Read the rest



Julian Baggini considers online collaborations. *

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How human relationships are being pushed in new directions by virtual worlds.… Read the rest



Michael Ruse reads Dawkins *

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



Costing an Arm and a Leg *

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Mental disorders come and go.… Read the rest



How Fabrications Differ from a Lie *

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‘Did Freud lie?’ is the great question.… Read the rest



Confessions of a Lonely Atheist *

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‘Among the more irritating consequences of our flagrantly religious society is the special dispensation that mainstream religions receive.’… Read the rest



Reminding liberals how to get mad *

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



Jesus and Mo on Righteous Blasphemy *

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Jesus is reading The Philosophers’ Magazine.… Read the rest



Paul Gross Reviews Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest *

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Increasing involvement of philosophers with evolutionary biology testifies to the emergence of the discipline to the center of public interest in science.… Read the rest



Can White Guys Eat Quiche and Jump? *

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Or as Tom Lehrer put it: Fight fiercely Harvard, fight fight fight: impress them with our prowess, do.… Read the rest



Scott McLemee on the Norton ‘Theory’ Anthology *

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All those mind-bendingly transgressive thinkers now formed a sort of tradition.… Read the rest



Barbie looks better with no legs *

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Why does someone want both her legs off, ‘fairly high’ above the knee?… Read the rest



Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen on Juliet Mitchell *

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There is something mysterious about the way psychoanalysis perpetually raises itself from its ashes.… Read the rest



Barbara Forrest on the Wedge at Work *

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How ID creationism is wedging its way into the cultural and academic mainstream.… Read the rest



Ramin Jahanbegloo on the intellectual in the Middle East *

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Intellectual elites who gave up their intellectual habits and submitted to the strict rules of ideologies such as Marxism-Leninism or Islamism.… Read the rest



Researcher denied funds for assuming evolution *

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Peer-review committee said he hadn’t provided ‘adequate justification for the assumption in the proposal that the theory of evolution, and not intelligent-design theory, was correct.’… Read the rest



Jane Kramer on French feminism. *

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Where did all the French feminists go?… Read the rest



Stalking the Wild Taboo *

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Anti-science is a revolt wherein second-rate scholarship is parlayed into tenured professorships and book contracts.… Read the rest



Eagleton on Spivak *

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Be as obscurantist as you can get away with, decently or indecently.… Read the rest