#MeToo For Atheists

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The death of Stephen Hawking was, above all, a tragic loss for his immediate family and closest friends. The world of physics, and science in general, will also be much the poorer without him. Whereas none of us, common mortals,… Continue Reading

Facebook Is No Longer Michel Foucault’s “Heterotopia”

The Missing Comma   It started with the sharing of a tweet in a Facebook group. There followed a heated discussion between those, like myself, who thought that the tweet had more than an undertone of racial prejudice and white… Continue Reading

When Progressive Humanism Meets Terrorism

Democracy must not be threatened by terrorism

Islamic attacks on Western democracies pose a deep philosophical and moral problem to anyone sympathising with a progressive humanist vision of society. The Islamic fundamentalists are targeting the very heart of our democracies and, more importantly, our entire way of… Continue Reading

The Moral Landslide: Defying Discrimination

I’ll be honest with you. Before writing this post, I had no idea what a “LGBT person” actually was. “In what sort of world is this guy living?”, I hear you ask. Well, I live in the same world as… Continue Reading

Voltaire: “My God Hates You, but I don’t.”

One of the most important philosophical challenges we are facing today is that of intolerance, particularly religious intolerance. Repeated terrorist attacks in France, Belgium and elsewhere, remind us all of how far these intolerant religious believers are prepared to go.… Continue Reading