Falling in love with love
3 Sep 2011 |
tags: divorce, love, philosophy
“We just drifted apart” is the most common reason for contemporary divorce. Is that a good enough reason?
Britain’s deadbeatest Dad
19 Aug 2011 |
tags: families, fatherhood, London riots, UK
He’s 34 years old, has 15 children, 13 lovers and no job. What Jamie Cumming’s serial polygamy tells us about the state of the family in Britain.
The religious atheist
30 Jun 2011 |
tags: new atheists, politics, religion
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.
Asylum seekers: a considered proposal
24 Jun 2011 |
tags: Australia, boat people, refugees
Australia must find a compassionate and reasonable way to respond to boat people.
Was bin Laden a criminal, a soldier or a pirate?
7 Jun 2011 |
tags: Afghanistan, terrorism
Was it really necessary to wage war on the Taliban to rid the world of al-Qaeda's leader?
I plank, therefore I am
25 May 2011 |
A philosopher reflects on the craze for “planking” in the strangest places.
Have we evolved to argue?
17 May 2011 |
tags: evolution, philosophy, reason
Forget about truth. The reason we can reason is to win arguments, say evolutionary psychologists.
A streetcar named moral confusion
10 May 2011 |
tags: ethics, philosophy
Don't be taken in by a hypothetical problem meant to impress beginners.
Crazy for Osama
3 May 2011 |
tags: media, Osama bin Laden, war on terror
Take 1: You've got to have rocks in your head not to rejoice in the death of an unrepentant mass murderer.
Was the tsunami the revenge of Gaia?
14 Mar 2011 |
tags: Japan, natural disasters, tsunami
When scientists wonder whether global warming was responsible for the devastation in Japan, something is wrong.