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Well, it’s been five years

It is not the kind of milestone that any parent relishes the idea of – on July 26th, we passed the fifth anniversary of Greg’s departure from this world.  It’s not an event which one even feels comfortable about remembering, … Continue reading

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The right to one’s own beliefs

The Court of Appeal hearing for the Felix Ngole case was heard in the Royal Courts of Justice on the 12th & 13th March 2019.  The case reference is C1/2017/3073 and the transcript was licensed and released under the Open … Continue reading

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The devil is in. The detail.

My current field of study is the eighteenth century, focusing on the complex point of intersection between ‘Enlightenment thinking’ and Christian theology.  It is a fascinating period, and for some years the process of studying has unearthed many aspects of … Continue reading

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Galileo goes to jail

I was recently doing some background reading for a brief venting of spleen over the Humanists UK indignant spluttering triggered by Damian Hinds’ observations regarding ‘faith schools’.  One article I looked at was the original interview published on the Conservatives … Continue reading

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The BHA and ‘Faith Schools’

It started with yet another peevish whine from the British Humanist Association, now known as ‘Humanists UK’, prompted by Damian Hinds’ opaque comment about Britain being a ‘Christian country’.  There are any number of problems with this narrative, not least … Continue reading

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A question-begging hypothesis

Recently, I wrote about the misuse of the poor Peppered Moth, in the service of its fickle master, neo-darwinian polemic.  A good friend of mine, H, did not share my perspective and responded, saying “I do not understand why you … Continue reading

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Seasoning the evolutionary fairytale

When I was studying Biology at ‘A’ Level, the Peppered Moth was advanced as the classic evidence for Darwinian evolution.  Admittedly, Haeckel’s imaginary ‘ontological recapitulation’ drawings were also flourished at us as authoritative proofs, so perhaps I should have been less … Continue reading

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