The media’s “sea of fire”
10 May 2013 |
Why is the media frothing over criticism of a long-dead homosexual economist?
Not a noble death
7 May 2013 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
The euthanasia of Nobel laureate Christian de Duve in Belgium is a worrying precedent for the world's baby boomers.
Fraud threatens the integrity of social psychology
4 May 2013 |
Scientific studies are used to support controversial social policies like same-sex marriage. But can we rely on them?
Tasmania’s intimidating abortion bill
30 Apr 2013 |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Tasmania
Deregistration, heavy fines and jail terms threaten those who voice their opposition to abortion.
Why should we care about Boston?
24 Apr 2013 |
Some Australian journalists have asked why so much coverage was given to American deaths and so little to deaths in Iraq. Are they right?
The other controversial legacy
16 Apr 2013 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?
12 Apr 2013 |
tags: China, demography, one-child policy
Research confirms all the cliches about "little emperors", the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.
Jumping on the bandwagon
5 Apr 2013 |
tags: same-sex marriage, US
We should have expected that politicians would line up to support gay marriage.
Another man from a far country
14 Mar 2013 |
tags: Francis, secular humanism, Vatican
Will a Pope from Argentina be able to brake the increasing secularisation of life in the West?
Scotland’s spiritual scandal
9 Mar 2013 |
tags: BBC, Catholic Church, scandal, Scotland
Disheartened Catholics mustn't waste a good crisis after the disgrace of Cardinal Keith O'Brien.