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.


Tehran Plans to Execute Protesters *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The news of death sentences sparked immediate condemnation from international human rights groups.… Read the rest



On misogynist language *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘Racial slurs would not be tolerated or defended, but the use of sexist language was acceptable.’… Read the rest



BBC boss says Islam should be treated differently *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Also says his Christian beliefs guide his judgments.… Read the rest



Fadela Amara and ‘Ni putes ni soumises’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

“The veil symbolises submission to male dominance,” Fadela Amara explains.… Read the rest



Tim Sandefur on Robert Wright on Dennett *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Dennett admitted there’s a Higher Purpose! No he didn’t.… Read the rest



Role of US evangelists in Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It is not being homosexual but the prevailing atmosphere of homophobia that makes some people miserable. … Read the rest



Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

3 January: I am afraid. 14 January: I may not go to school again. … Read the rest



Letter from a Birmingham jail *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.’… Read the rest



Robert Wright on Dennett at Beliefnet *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Dennett ‘declared that life on earth shows signs of having a higher purpose.’ Not.… Read the rest



Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Even a cursory review of the report reveals many potential flaws.… Read the rest



Pitcairn Island: 6 Found Guilty Of Sex Abuse *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Six men were convicted of charges including rape and indecent assault in trials that exposed a culture of sexual abuse on Pitcairn.… Read the rest



Sholto Byrnes criticizes secularism on the left. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

For all the talk of tolerance, there are some who believe that certain subjects simply cannot be aired. And foremost among them is God.… Read the rest



Pseudoscience is not a valid educational choice *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A curious working definition of ‘diversity’ now includes funnelling public money to an occult society.… Read the rest



Anthony Gottlieb on Gods and Gardens *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

If the idea of God is inexpressible, just get on with the gardening.… Read the rest



Submission in advance *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A gigantic taboo zone has been created, repeatedly reiterated and expanded with the well-intentioned collaboration of Western intellectuals.… Read the rest



David Colquhoun on the problem of causality *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The problem is traded on by the vast and unscrupulous alternative medicine industry.… Read the rest



Iran’s bloggers in censorship protest *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Hundreds of Iranian online journals have been protesting against media censorship by renaming their blogs after pro-reformist newspapers and websites that have been banned or shut down by the authorities.… Read the rest



Pope Says No to Gender-neutral God *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Anyone baptised using terms such as “Creator”, “Redeemer” and “Sanctifier” would have to be re-baptised using the traditional ceremony.… Read the rest



Muslim-born woman detained for ‘rehabilitation’ from Hinduism *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Islamic officials seized her 15-month-old daughter from her Hindu husband, Suresh Veerappan, last month and handed the child to Revathi’s Muslim mother.… Read the rest



Swimming in Saudi Arabia *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Foreign woman demands to use pool in international hotel, succeeds.… Read the rest