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.


Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen on Juliet Mitchell *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Ivan Kelly on concepts of modern astrology *

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Interconnectedness, paranormal information transmission, asymmetrical evidence acceptance, aperception of contradiction, and more.… Read the rest



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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Hazlitt *

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His obscurity is a depressing lesson in contemporary cultural memory.… Read the rest



WAF Replies to Tariq Modood *

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Communities of interest are not born; they are made, and construct themselves, according to prevalent ideologies.… Read the rest



An Unbeautiful Mind *

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It is pretty uplifting to be a scientist-theologian, happy with the universe, confident of the ways of the Lord. … Read the rest



HRW on Women’s Rights *

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Violence and discrimination against women are global social epidemics.… Read the rest



Women Against Fundamentalisms *

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WAF was launched in 1989 to challenge the rise of fundamentalism in all religions.… Read the rest



Jeffrey Nielsen’s response to firing by BYU *

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I also strongly disagree with the implications of your statement that faithfulness and loyalty to the church and church leaders never permits expressions of disagreement, or questioning of our church leaders – especially in an academic setting.… Read the rest



Jane Kramer on French feminism. *

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



Oregon’s ‘Cultural Competence’ Plan *

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Many faculty members worried about insertion of undefined political notion ‘cultural competency’ into every aspect of administration, teaching and performance evaluation… 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



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



Simon Blackburn on Richard Rorty *

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Rorty has a gift for ducking and weaving and laying smoke… Read the rest



The Robbers Cave Experiment *

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A classic on intergroup conflict and cooperation… Read the rest



About Patrick Henry College *

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Socialism is a violation of God’s creation order.… Read the rest



What segregated education does *

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Entrenches the opinions of parents.… Read the rest



Amnesty International on ‘honour’ killings in Pakistan *

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Dr Tahira Shahid Khan says ‘Women are considered the property of the males in their family irrespective of their class, ethnic or religious group. The owner of the property has the right to decide its fate. The concept of ownership has turned women into a commodity’… Read the rest



‘Living on Earth’ visits Wangari Maathai *

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Green belts, trees, women, poverty, empowerment, corruption, resistance.… Read the rest



Richard Wolin on Derrida *

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‘Deconstruction was perceived, not unjustly, as part and parcel of an elitist, self-enclosed, mandarin academic idiom.’… Read the rest