When was child-bearing made compulsory?… Read the rest
Welcome to our archive of news stories relevant to the project of fighting fashionable nonsense. The stories are drawn from the electronic pages of the world’s media. On this page, you’ll find links to those stories that have been featured on Butterflies and Wheels during the current year. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to separate archives of stories from previous years.
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Inevitably links go out of date. We suggest, therefore, that you make hard-copies of the stories that particularly interest you.
Being playful and ironic and in fashion has its limitations.… Read the rest
‘I was protecting the environment’ is not a defence, high court rules.… Read the rest
White guys at university binge-drink because they’re so ashamed of not being diverse, right?… Read the rest
The first letter is G, the two billionth is T.… Read the rest
TV could be an excellent medium for popularizing philosophy, but if it always has to be visually entrancing, well…… Read the rest
How political principles and personal choices fit together matters.… Read the rest
What it’s like to work for people who can’t fasten their own seat belts or recognize servants as human.… Read the rest
They were once colleagues. Now they’re bickering.… Read the rest
Campaign against historian by the Hindutva brigade.… Read the rest
Apparently it’s not true that they are really depressed.… Read the rest
Scientists furious that UK government allowed the GM crops debate to be hijacked by the antis.… Read the rest
Philip Stott publishes the full letter from scientists on bad media coverage of the GM debate.… Read the rest
Oxford prof suspended for rejecting Israeli student on the grounds of his nationality.… Read the rest
Take-up of MMR jab remains low despite ‘unequivocal evidence’ that it is not a risk factor for autism.… Read the rest
Are multiculturalism and cultural identity really such brilliant ideas?… Read the rest
Nanda is ‘particularly astute in demonstrating the reactionary consequences of anti-science relativism for the peoples of the Third World.’… Read the rest
We’re not just Western or Hindu or Muslim.… Read the rest
Damage to the brain can cause some odd experiences of self, a neurologist explains.… Read the rest