They work in dangerous places because that’s where the need is.… 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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Take a pill! Have an op! Fix yourself, you must be broken.… Read the rest
Are pro-GM scientists bullying dissenters to get them to agree?… Read the rest
More multicultural understanding, or more reading and math?… Read the rest
Did Habermas and Derrida ignore the Others, are they Eurocentric, what about Africa and Asia?… Read the rest
Astrology’s alibi: we’re ‘not a science but a symbolic, allusive language.’… Read the rest
‘his name rarely appears on the reading lists of fashionable graduate courses in social and cultural theory’ and that’s reccomendation enough.… Read the rest
He wasn’t the first to point out the importance of the despised and excluded, but he did it well.… Read the rest
Study shows the relationship between workplace flexibility and who does the housework to be complex.… Read the rest
The newspapapers as guides to what to say about Martin Amis.… Read the rest
German publisher Suhrkamp reacts to charges of anti-Semitism.… Read the rest
‘If you want to be a scientist, you cannot allow politics to get in the way of your objectivity.’… Read the rest
Critical thinking is good for democracy, and science can unify people.… Read the rest
With links to letters from Habermas and others relevant to publication controversy.… Read the rest
Stephen Law abandoned ‘dippy’ ideas for reasoned ones.… Read the rest
Ishtiaq Ahmed argues that a Muslim cultural identity need not be confused with harsh laws and practices from the medieval past.… Read the rest
Prince Harry, modernist artist, kind of.… Read the rest
And if they do does that mean the critics have to give them good reviews?… Read the rest