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.


Karen Armstrong explains about God. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians have insisted for centuries that God does not exist.’… Read the rest



The Hunt for the Hat Gene *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

If there’s a God gene, there must be a hat gene, and a jeans gene, and a singing gene, and…… Read the rest



FGM group kidnaps female journalists *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Polish woman was refused an abortion *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Despite warnings that having a baby could make her go blind. … 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



Journalists in shock after abduction by FGM group *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Head of group said the women were taken into “our custody because they spoke unfavourably on radio against FGM”… Read the rest



Susan Haack on ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Between science and law.… 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



The Tragic Human Cost of Political Idiocy and AIDS Pseudoscience *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Afghan women protest law despite bullies screaming ‘whores!’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

One provision makes it illegal for a woman to refuse to “make herself up” or “dress up” if that is what her husband wants.… Read the rest



The War on Women: Afghanistan and Eastern Congo *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

There are certain realities we should not lose sight of and certain people we should not sell out.… 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



Nepotistic succession in the political class *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Fuambai Ahmadu cheers Bondo women *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

For protesting ‘a brazen attack by anti-FGM activists against female initiation.’… Read the rest



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



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



Goldenbridge orphanage *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

She was regularly beaten, left to sleep in her own urine, had her teeth knocked out, was hospitalised after a beating when she tried to break out of the orphanage.… Read the rest



Hearings into child abuse at Goldenbridge *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Chills the blood.… 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



Marieme Helie Lucas on the fundamentalist political agenda. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Fundamentalists want to impose a religious identity on all citizens, by virtue of their birth place rather than by choice, thus denying freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of consciousness.… Read the rest