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.
Ebola is something to be frightened of, to be sure. And that’s exactly why we want to encourage those who are willing and able to fight it to do so, rather than treating them as pariahs.
Magnus Heystek’s recent piece on whether Noakes was running a Ponzi scheme has got the Banters going batty, and meanwhile, the Sunday Times continues to be a great example of poor journalism.
Allowing for rehabilitation seems a necessary position to take, at least if you’re a liberal. But when should we consider someone rehabilitated, and allow them to resume normal lives?
Ebola hasn’t killed as many people over the years as things like HIV/AIDS have. But it’s on track to kill just as many people as HIV/AIDS this year – and is also not slowing down quite enough, just yet.
Prof Tim Noakes™ says that we “must never trust consensus guidelines, because they are anti-science”, but this is simply another instance of playing scorched earth with understanding of the scientific method.
On Sam Harris, Ben Affleck, Bill Maher and the thorny issue of Islamophobia.