Elisabeth Nietzsche embodied everything her brother disdained, and she continues to warp his legacy.… 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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Ill-founded fears of MMR jab could result in epidemics of dangerous diseases.… Read the rest
The Ha’aretz obituary.… Read the rest
Enforcing distinctions not blurring them, and a chapter on the ‘armchair’.… Read the rest
And tenderness toward their sensibilities from people who ignored Sarajevo.… Read the rest
Carlin Romano goes to the World Congress of Philosophy in Istanbul.… Read the rest
How does rhetoric differ from argument? Crooked Timber discusses the matter.… Read the rest
Blow to cultural relativists as liberal values prevail. Sort of.… Read the rest
Is an award to Stephen King a symptom of dumbing down? Or is Bloom just cranky.… Read the rest
Should university admissions procedures take social circumstances into account?… Read the rest
GM crops and self-selecting samples.… Read the rest
The discussions of old battles over French theory fail to thrill, but the rest does.… Read the rest
And considers suing the Environmental Protection Agency.… Read the rest
It’s not the angry people but the elites who make it happen.… Read the rest
Especially at a time when ‘some theoreticians batter away at the universal truth claims of science.’… Read the rest
Steven Goldberg calls for honest inquiry but doesn’t always offer enough evidence himself.… Read the rest
Enlightenment thinkers were a minority, it was the orthodox who fought them who had the power.… Read the rest