BBC presenter Professor Alice Roberts says regulations must be expanded to include private schools
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Thursday 04 April 2013
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
Friday 08 March 2013
Virtuous atheists may live well and do good – but can they give hope to the hopeless cases?
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Plymouth Brethren failed in bid – but one in four contenders have religious affiliations
Saturday 05 January 2013
As the rich world suffers its crisis of excess, we can learn much from peoples who live with little.
Sunday 23 December 2012
For the Higgs boson believers, and me, Celtic just got lucky against Barcelona
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Planet Earth is "about 9,000 years old," and the study of evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang Theory is based on "lies straight from the pit of hell," according to a Congressman responsible for crafting US government policy on science and technology.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Beth Nielsen Chapman here provides a song-borne guide to astronomy for reluctant little learners that parents should find fun, too.
Monday 20 August 2012
Hardline Presbyterians furious at celebrity atheist's invitation to Hebridean book festival
Thursday 09 August 2012
The history of human evolution is more complex than previously supposed, according to fossils showing that several species of early man once lived cheek by jowl in the same region of East Africa.
Saturday 14 July 2012
A free school run by creationists is among more than 100 approved by the Government to open next year.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The National Trust has defended its decision to include references to creationist theory at a new state-of-the-art visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that one of London’s major mosques has been taken over by extremists after an imam who tried to preach that evolution was compatible with Islam was forced to resign.
Author Chris McGrath faces six figure legal bill after unfavourable Amazon reviews case is struck out
Wednesday 04 April 2012
An author who tried to sue a father of three from the West Midlands over comments made in a series of unfavourable reviews on Amazon is facing a six figure legal bill after a judge struck out his case.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Parents of children in New York are doubtless grateful to the bureaucrats huddled at the city's Department of Education, labouring to protect them from the real world beyond the school fence. Heaven forbid that their young minds should be sullied by such notions as crime, death or birthdays.
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Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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