Understanding America’s Cultural and Political Realignment

Understanding American politics has become increasingly confusing as the old party labels have lost much of their meaning. A simplistic Left vs. Right worldview no longer captures the complexity of what’s going on. As the authors [...]

2019-09-17T11:00:33+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

There is No ‘Gay Gene,’ but Sexuality is Affected by Many Genes of Small Effect

The authors of an international research project into the genetics of same-sex behaviour recently reported their findings, and created a minor media stir. The international team of researchers looked at DNA markers and data from surveys of sexual [...]

2019-09-16T10:11:32+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Brexit: how the people are using ‘news avoidance’ to escape the post-truth world of politics

When war breaks out among the political class, as it has over Brexit, journalists are bound to get excited. It works the other way, too: excitement among journos puts the wind up the politicos. Accordingly, in recent [...]

2019-09-12T10:29:33+01:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

A Flawed Defense of Safe Spaces in the New York Times

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Wesleyan University president Michael S. Roth offers a defense of “safe enough” spaces on our college and university campuses. Roth seeks to establish a middle ground between proponents who aspire “to [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:54+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Genetic engineering and human-animal hybrids: how China is leading a global split in controversial research

If you want to conduct groundbreaking but contentious biological research, go to China. Last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited human babies, shocking the world at a time when such [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:55+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|