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.


Behe’s Empty Box *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Reviews and Criticisms of Michael Behe’s book: Darwin’s Black Box:
The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
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Carlin Romano Reads Bruce Bawer *

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Enlightenment, we should equally remember, means replacing half-baked notions and myths with facts.… Read the rest



Fred Halliday on Blasphemy and Power *

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It is not possible to insult or defame someone who has been dead for 1,374 years.… Read the rest



Jews in US Academia since World War II *

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Taken for granted now, but it hasn’t always been.… Read the rest



Deborah Lipstadt on Holocaust Denial *

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Deborah Lipstadt discusses how misinformation and false claims are used to question the reality of the Nazis’ attempt to exterminate Europe’s Jews.… 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



Piers Benn on Islamophobia-phobia *

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Many who fear the rise of Islamophobia veer away from critical analysis of Islamic claims and practices, perhaps for fear of what they might find.… Read the rest



Frederick Crews on ‘Intelligent Design’ *

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Creationism sheds its Dogpatch image and takes a subtler approach.… Read the rest



Tracy Morton and Kay Wilkinson v Vardy *

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Vardy schools accord equal importance to both creationism and theories of evolution.… 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



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