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.


Flemming Rose on the cartoons *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Does a religion have the right to impose its religious taboos onto the public domain?… Read the rest



Muslim students file rights complaint against Maclean’s *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Religious Schools: the Case Against *

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



Katha Pollitt talks to Der Spiegel *

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Feminism created a new normal. … Read the rest



Massimo Puglicci reads Stanley Fish on atheism *

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Another demonstration that atheism is simply not permissible.… Read the rest



AIDS Denial is Pseudoscience *

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The scientific evidence is overwhelming and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, the way science is supposed to be done. … Read the rest



AI asks bloggers to support free speech *

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Human rights group also wants web log writers to highlight the plight of fellow bloggers jailed for what they wrote in their online journals.… Read the rest



Natalie Angier on the matriarchal myth. *

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Despite evidence that contradicts the story of a prelapsarian gynecocracy, and a glaring lack of evidence to support it, many people continue to subscribe to it. … Read the rest



Norm Geras on Minimum Utopia *

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A world cured of its worst remediable deprivations and horrors is worth aiming for.… Read the rest



Southern Baptist Seminary Offers ‘Homemaking’ Degree for Women *

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‘We are moving against the tide in order to establish family and gender roles as described in God’s word for the home and the family,’ seminary president said.… Read the rest



Canada will not participate in Durban II *

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Durban I degenerated into open expressions of intolerance and anti-Semitism that undermined the very goals the conference sought to achieve.… Read the rest



The Ethics of Belief *

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A shipowner was about to send to sea an emigrant-ship.… Read the rest



‘Honour’ killing rewarded with prize of 3 girls *

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Guy kills wife, gets 3 underage girls in ‘compensation.’… 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



April 2002 HRW report on Gujarat riots *

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We Have No Orders To Save You.… Read the rest



Goldenbridge orphanage *

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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



Fauziya Kassindja fled Togo to escape FGM *

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She was to be mutilated at the behest of a man who wanted to make her his fourth wife.… Read the rest



Feynman on the Challenger *

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Appendix F – a must read.… Read the rest



Khadim Hussain on Swat Valley After Emergency in Pakistan *

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The people of the whole valley feel themselves hostage to the firebrand Maulana Fazlullah … Read the rest



Nahid Toubia fights against FGM *

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‘This is about women and elevating the status of women and making them equal human beings.’… Read the rest