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.


M V Ramana on gay rights in South Asia *

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The strongly patriarchal nature of South Asian societies ensures even worse treatment for lesbians than for gay men.… Read the rest



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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Right to Offend *

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‘Today, the open society is challenged by Islamism’… Read the rest



Pigliucci on Fish on atheism *

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He has to reduce science to just another faith in order to salvage the “reasonableness” of religious belief.… Read the rest



The Religious Policeman on the ‘Muslim Offense Level’ *

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Reasons not to talk about stampedes where “several” poor Third-World Muslims died.… Read the rest



Who should be able to stop a forced marriage? *

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Bridget Prentice and Jasvinder Sanghera discuss on Woman’s Hour.… Read the rest



Got a complaint? Call 1-800-Human-Rights. *

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The Canadian Islamic Congress has a new partner in its censorship campaign: the state … Read the rest



Flora Terah: beaten and tortured for running for office *

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‘In Kenya, and especially in the Ameru community I belong to, women are not supposed to get leadership positions.’… Read the rest



Richard Carrier: Why I am not a Christian *

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God is silent and inert, the evidence is inadequate, and the universe is not the one predicted.… Read the rest



Carl Sagan on Pseudoscience *

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On NPR’s Science Friday in 1996, the rising popularity of pseudoscience and the importance of critical thinking.… Read the rest



Debunking Edward Said *

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Ibn Warraq on a one-eyed view of the relationship between the Arab and Western worlds.… Read the rest



Clever teenagers don’t have sex *

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Sexual behavior may compete with the time and resources required for other goals.… Read the rest



Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust marks FGM Zero Tolerance day *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It is estimated that as many as 74,000 women in the UK have had FGM and that every year a further 7,000 are at risk. … Read the rest



Shazia Qayum is spokeswoman for the Forced Marriage Unit. *

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She was locked in a room for a year for refusing a forced marriage, spent five years living in shelters hiding from her family.… Read the rest



Muslim students file rights complaint against Maclean’s *

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Faisal Joseph, a lawyer from the Canadian Islamic Congress who is representing the four students, argued that journalists can’t write just anything.… Read the rest



LRA accused of selling food aid *

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ICC prosecutor says the rebels are using the money they make to rearm.… Read the rest



Afghanistan: a Just Intervention *

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Chris Bertram asks why the British left reacted the way it did.… Read the rest



A History of Neglect *

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Paddy Doyle’s timeline of Irish Industrial Schools and failed attempts to reform them.… Read the rest



Religious Schools: the Case Against *

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Extracts from Humanist Philosophers’ Group pamphlet.… Read the rest



Would Steve Gould have signed the ‘Steves’ list? *

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‘There is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence.’… Read the rest