Brooklyn College English professor removed from classroom for…attitude?… 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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Knives, hatchets – it’s the Guardian on the Booker prize long list.… Read the rest
Confusion of health and fashion concerns in study of obesity research.… Read the rest
‘If the MMR and autism paper had been looked at by serious statisticians, it would never have been published.’… Read the rest
Why is everyone so eager to rubbish Martin Amis?… Read the rest
And politicians were occasionally greedy and ambitious then.… Read the rest
US Supreme Court is considering entities like the European Court of Human Rights in its decisions.… Read the rest
We need math, science and language students, but we’re getting television students.… Read the rest
Do higher A-level pass rates mean better students or dumbed-down exams?… Read the rest
‘a minimum amount of freedom is necessary for the advancement of science, for the advancement of thought.’… Read the rest
Mill’s ‘On Liberty’ has more to do with unchained minds than unfettered possessions.… Read the rest
So also (not surprisingly) unlikely to win.… Read the rest
Accusations that ideology is shaping research require evidence.… Read the rest
‘Stories that get into the media that haven’t been properly reviewed can do enormous damage.’… Read the rest
Doubts about evidence, peer review, disagreement – nobody said science was easy.… Read the rest
Theories must be tested by experiment or else they are just fashion.… Read the rest
‘What is usually defined as the culture of a people is in reality the interpretation and discourse put forth by the ruling class…’… Read the rest
It’s going to go on this way only worse, experts say, as UK swelters.… Read the rest
The time to adapt to weather extremes is now.… Read the rest