Richard Dawkins and the sinking ship of New Atheism

It was pleasing to read Owen Jones’ recent article in The Independent, denouncing, from an atheist’s perspective, Richard Dawkins’ hostility towards religion (albeit almost entirely confined to his various attacks on Islam). It is a rare early example of a public disassociation that must be undertaken by serious-thinking nonbelievers as quickly and emphatically as possible. […]

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“Mummy, I made the grades!” but next: ten lies you have been told about Oxford

After feeling disgustingly smug about meeting your offer and engaging in all manner of dissolute debauchery to celebrate clamping that elusive A*, the cold light of day finally sets in, and, with it, the paranoia. Suddenly, the ridiculous rumours which never caught your attention before have become dislodged from the back of your memory. You […]

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