(First published for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) In science, apathy might well be the key to irrationality. No matter the brilliance of the idea, if we do not explain it then it’s worthless. No matter the manner of the explanation, if it can’t be demonstrated then it is pointless. And … More Irrational Apathy: Do We Descend into Irrationality When it Comes to Ethics?
(First published for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) Throughout my time writing on ethics, I have always made one value very clear: there are issues in politics which it is possible to be right and wrong about. It is easy, in an environment such as this, to note examples such as … More Faith Stretches Further Than Religion.
(First published for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) ‘Islamophobia’ is a word that divides opinion like few others. Proponents of multi-culturalism see it as a description of xenophobic tendencies, whilst many nationalists unwaveringly fulfil this definition with bigoted opinions of non-native cultures. Those in favour of multi-culturalism often label anti-religion arguments … More Anti-theism: Reason or Bigotry?