BBC presenter Professor Alice Roberts says regulations must be expanded to include private schools
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Tuesday 31 December 2013
One third of Americans reject the theory of evolution
Sunday 24 November 2013
Study shows the early humans butchered their rivals, breaking open their skulls and bones to extract the marrow
Saturday 12 October 2013
Join the club
Friday 11 October 2013
National Secular Society calls on Government to introduce stricter codes of conduct
Sunday 29 September 2013
The World Until Yesterday opens with a fascinating scene: Port Moresby airport in Papua New Guinea, 2006, a picture of modernity, staffed by New Guineans, tapping on computers, screening baggage, flying planes. Yet it is only 80 years or so since the New Guinea Highlands were “discovered” by Australia. The grandparents of today’s New Guinean pilots, clerks and baggage handlers were still using stone tools.
Pope Benedict breaks seven-month silence to deny covering up abuse by paedophile priests, and to denounce Richard Dawkins' work as 'science fiction'
Wednesday 25 September 2013
The emeritus pope made the comments in a letter to prominent mathematician and atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Thursday 19 September 2013
Evolutionary biologists reveal that reports of altruism make a potential mate - even for a short-term fling - seem more attractive
Sunday 15 September 2013
An insight beyond the caricature
Friday 30 August 2013
This summary of a great career defines the evolutionary breakthroughs that made humankind
Saturday 10 August 2013
1. Pope Francis.
Friday 09 August 2013
He posted: 'All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge'
Sunday 14 July 2013
Tom Lehrer's spring isn't complete without poisoning them in the park; Dick Dastardly dratted and double-dratted himself to near-oblivion chasing one. For the rest of us, it's become all too easy to vilify them as "rats with wings".
Monday 01 July 2013
The number of faith schools continues to grow, mostly started by mainstream Christian groups
Friday 28 June 2013
It’s not just people labouring under the “God delusion” who provoke the ire of Professor Richard Dawkins. The outspoken atheist has launched a furious rant at Amazon over an instruction manual he described as an “illiterate disgrace”.
Thursday 23 May 2013
"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness