‘We cannot know everything’ but there are risks in not using GM crops too.… 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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‘…the nature-versus-nurture, biology-versus-culture, genes-versus-environment dichotomy has broken down.’… Read the rest
French feminists attack Green campaign that features a female breast for no apparent reason.… Read the rest
Not that anyone really said it was, but the story got attention, so that helps.… Read the rest
Henry Louis Gates decides not to skip Harvard, rebuilds African-American Studies department.… Read the rest
Is there a law that requires postmodernists to write badly?… Read the rest
Underpaid, easily-fired Third World women do the domestic work no one else wants to.… Read the rest
Theocratic tyranny, a bus full of writers on the edge of a cliff, vigilantes and fanatics take over the revolution.… Read the rest
Is it a good idea to exclude men from sport to achieve gender equality, but not exclude women from university to achieve the same thing?… Read the rest
The second deficit means being unable to discard the impossible experience.… Read the rest
From millions of gods to one – this is progress?… Read the rest
Emphasis on tests in UK ignores the needs of children, says UN envoy.… Read the rest
Do biotech industry links undermine the independence of scientific advice?… Read the rest
Shock-horror: Toby Litt says he’s not a postmodernist after all.… Read the rest
One prince’s attack on fashionable views is another historian’s conservative agenda.… Read the rest
Thatcherite law that outlawed ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools has been abolished.… Read the rest
Useful Guardian background article on the debate over genetically modified crops.… Read the rest
Imperialism is bad, yes, but we still like all the violence. So, do a revisionist version.… Read the rest
Anglophone analytic philosophers got it wrong by disregarding the history of philosophy.… Read the rest