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.
Press release in respect of the 3rd national FSI conference, Thinking Things Through
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.
With Afrikaner Nationalism in the news thanks to Red October, its perhaps an appropriate time to look at one of its earlier incarnations, the Afrikaner Broederbond.
It’s possible to focus on more than one ‘wrong’ in the world, and we should be wary of only paying attention to the most visible ones.
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.
Zuma is again blackmailing voters by claiming that unless they vote for his party, their souls are in peril.
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.