Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


The Tragic Human Cost of Political Idiocy and AIDS Pseudoscience *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The desperate consequences of delusional thinking about medicine…when the deluded are the people running the country.… Read the rest



Afghan women protest law despite bullies screaming ‘whores!’ *

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One provision makes it illegal for a woman to refuse to “make herself up” or “dress up” if that is what her husband wants.… Read the rest



The War on Women: Afghanistan and Eastern Congo *

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There are certain realities we should not lose sight of and certain people we should not sell out.… Read the rest



Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Even a cursory review of the report reveals many potential flaws.… Read the rest



Nepotistic succession in the political class *

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Nepotism diminishes the role of merit and the need for democratic persuasion in how elected leaders are chosen.… Read the rest



Fuambai Ahmadu cheers Bondo women *

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For protesting ‘a brazen attack by anti-FGM activists against female initiation.’… Read the rest



Tehran Plans to Execute Protesters *

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The news of death sentences sparked immediate condemnation from international human rights groups.… Read the rest



Anthony Gottlieb on Gods and Gardens *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

If the idea of God is inexpressible, just get on with the gardening.… Read the rest



IHEU against OIC censorship at the UN *

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EU will not accept that the notion of defamation of religion be integrated into the framework of human rights… Read the rest



Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

19 of the bishops are among the 61 who signed a petition against Obama’s honorary degree at Notre Dame.… Read the rest



Tim Sandefur on Robert Wright on Dennett *

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Dennett admitted there’s a Higher Purpose! No he didn’t.… Read the rest



The Skeptical Alt-Heath Practitioner *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A skeptical massage therapist/science writer is being sued for being ‘offensive.’… Read the rest



IHEU and CFI defend the rights of women *

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IHEU also attacked the culture of censorship that now prevails in the UN HRC.… Read the rest



Turkey’s forced ‘suicides’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A growing number of girls and women are being locked in rooms by their families, with a gun, poison or a noose, and left there until they kill themselves. … Read the rest



Robert Wright on Dennett at Beliefnet *

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Dennett ‘declared that life on earth shows signs of having a higher purpose.’ Not.… Read the rest



The Pennsylvania Taliban *

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Punish girls for taking pictures of each other semi-naked, do nothing about boys who distribute the pictures.… Read the rest



Prince of Wales joins ‘detox’ fraud *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The word detox has no agreed meaning. It is a marketing word, designed to separate the gullible from their money… Read the rest



Christine Toomey on gender genocide *

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Far from the shortage of women increasing their worth and standing in society, as some might imagine, the result is the opposite. … Read the rest



Pseudoscience is not a valid educational choice *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A curious working definition of ‘diversity’ now includes funnelling public money to an occult society.… Read the rest



NOVA Talks to John Mack *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

In case after case after case, I’ve been impressed with the sincerity with which people tell their stories, the power of feelings connected with this.… Read the rest