Magnus Heysteck’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.
27 prominent residents of Cape Town, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, want a road named after FW de Klerk. I wonder how non-prominent Capetonians might feel about this.
The text of a presentation I gave to the 25th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa, on the topic of hyperbole and sloppy thinking in science communication.
A brief roundup of my impressions following the debate between Eusebius McKaiser and John Lennox on the topic of how morality relates to religion.
Should we call ourselves atheists or agnostics? And, does morality need God?
Errol Naidoo is upset at OGODs attempt to keep schools secular, and Ivo Vegter wants the Government to butt out of the medical regulatory business.