Best Buy had no reason to apologise for their Serial tweet, and constantly lowering the bar for what counts as offence is a bad idea, in principle.
The annual Freedom of Report has been released by the IHEU. The 2014 edition again features all countries across the world, and describes persecution and discrimination against the non-religious.
“If Satanism is followed, I’ll bring the police into it”, says Panyaza Lesufi, MEC for Education in Gauteng, the most recent government official to completely ignore the law of the country he serves.
I recently spoke at an event themed “demystifying the Banting diet”, at which Dr Celeste Naude and I presented reasons to be skeptical of the hype regarding LCHF and Banting. Dr Naude spoke on the science, I spoke on the hype. Here’s my talk.
Darrel Bristow-Bovey’s new book, One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo, is a very good read – funny, thoughtful and thought-provoking.
I recently joined a task team convened by the Department of Basic Education, charged with developing a charter of rights and responsibilities related to harmful religious practices in schools. Here’s a report-back on our recent meeting.
There aren’t only two choices when it comes to #Shirtstorm, namely being a hysterical feminist or thinking Taylor’s shirt “no big deal”. The shirt can be a deal of some significance, or at least point to one, and you can talk about that without thinking him a bad person.
Following yesterday’s fractious Parliamentary session, which ended with riot police assaulting MPs, the DA’s Mmusi Maimane has said that the DA will no longer recognise the authority of the Speaker.
On artificial intelligence, the singularity, and whether Elon Musk is right in thinking that humanity is facing its greatest existential crisis yet.
The muppet that is Steve Hofmeyr has met his match, and has taken his Twitter war with the puppet Chester Missing to the authorities, claiming that the puppet is harassing him.