The IHEU Freedom of Thought report for 2013 has been significantly expanded, and now details discrimination against the non-religious for every country in the world.
An account of the day’s events at the 2013 conference of the Free Society Institute, with the theme “Thinking Things Through”.
In debates on nuanced issues such as Melissa Bachman and hunting, we typically hear screaming and stamping of feet instead of considered reflection. Rather than debate, that inspires little but turning your back and walking away.
The various Faculty Boards at the University of Cape Town are currently considering alternative models for UCT student admissions. This contribution from Professor Anton Fagan of the Law Faculty merits wide distribution, and argues against the use of race as a proxy for disadvantage.
Tim Noakes’ essay-length comment on my previous blog post is unfortunately a simple amplification of the fact that eminent scientists can be guilty of some of the most elementary errors in reasoning.
The SAMJ has published a “study” by Prof Tim Noakes, in which 127 self-reported anecdotes are presented as evidence of the need for a trial.
It’s rarely a good idea for a writer to preach to others as to how they should feel and act, when that writer plagiarises someone else’s intellectual property.
The point is not always whether god exists. Sometimes – perhaps most of the time – it’s also worth focusing on what you do with that belief, or lack of belief.
Zuma doesn’t have my confidence not because he doesn’t read, but because he neither seems aware of his weaknesses, nor willing to do anything about them.