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.


The Skeptical Alt-Heath Practitioner *

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A skeptical massage therapist/science writer is being sued for being ‘offensive.’… Read the rest



Escaping the Amish *

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Rape, incest, sexual abuse; physical and verbal abuse; women have no rights; rudimentary education; animal abuse.… Read the rest



Free Speech and its Postmodern Adversaries *

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The theoretical stimuli for multiculturalism owe something to theories about “difference”… Read the rest



Theocracy in America *

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Catholic bishop tells a Representative what to do.… Read the rest



The Pennsylvania Taliban *

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Punish girls for taking pictures of each other semi-naked, do nothing about boys who distribute the pictures.… Read the rest



The Tragic Human Cost of Political Idiocy and AIDS Pseudoscience *

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The desperate consequences of delusional thinking about medicine…when the deluded are the people running the country.… Read the rest



Sierra Leone: women journalists kidnapped by pro-FGM group *

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The group regarded their questions and comments as a sign of disrespect for their traditions.… Read the rest



Stepping Stones Nigeria on Child Witches *

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An increasing number of children in the Niger Delta are being forced to the streets and trafficked as a result of a deeply held belief in child “witches”… Read the rest



Frontline’s ‘Prisoners of Silence’ *

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Double-blind testing show it’s the ‘facilitator’ who is typing.… Read the rest



NOVA Talks to John Mack *

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In case after case after case, I’ve been impressed with the sincerity with which people tell their stories, the power of feelings connected with this.… Read the rest



Nepotistic succession in the political class *

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Nepotism diminishes the role of merit and the need for democratic persuasion in how elected leaders are chosen.… Read the rest



FGM group kidnaps female journalists *

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The female kidnappers accused the journalists of insulting their traditions by criticising the practice. … Read the rest



IHEU on superstition and witchcraft in Africa *

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Attacks on witches, persecution and killings still take place. Most of the victims are women and children.… Read the rest



Being a new atheist means not saying you’re sorry *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It seems as if in order to be a ‘good’ atheist one has to feel bad about not believing in god.… Read the rest



The Skeptic’s dictionary on alien abductions *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

John Mack claimed that he could think of no better explanation for his patient’s abduction stories than that they were true.… Read the rest



IHEU against OIC censorship at the UN *

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EU will not accept that the notion of defamation of religion be integrated into the framework of human rights… Read the rest



Emily Bourgeois helps children in Uganda *

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She houses, feeds, clothes and pays for the schooling of orphans in Uganda.… Read the rest



Brian Whitaker on Joseph Massad on ‘the Gay International’ *

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Gay rights are part of the Orientalist project.… Read the rest



Remember Hazlitt *

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Michael Foot, A C Grayling, Tom Paulin, Andrew Motion, Ian Mayes at ceremony to do that.… Read the rest



Flemming Rose on why he published the cartoons *

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This is a popular trick of totalitarian movements: Label any critique or call for debate as an insult and punish the offenders. … Read the rest