I May Have Gender Dysphoria. But I Still Prefer to Base My Life on Biology, Not Fantasy

Feelings and opinions have displaced facts and evidence in many areas of the liberal arts. This is nothing new. A more recent phenomenon, however, is the extension of this trend into the realm of biology, which [...]

2020-02-04T09:18:09+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Air pollution from brake dust may be as harmful as diesel exhaust on immune cells – new study

Brake dust is composed of iron particles, which studies have shown are harmful to human health. pdsci/ Shutterstock The harmful impact of air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes on our health is well [...]

2020-01-17T09:40:16+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Meet the Gay Activists Who’ve Had Enough of Britain’s Ultra-Woke Homophobes

Are gay people allowed to meet and organise in defense of their interests? A hard yes, you might have thought. But some apparently disagree. Witness the response to the London-based LGB Alliance, a newly created British group [...]

2019-11-05T13:22:02+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

‘Extremely problematic’: Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí

Front-line gardaí are calling on An Garda Síochána to introduce body-cameras, which are increasingly used in jurisdictions worldwide. Plans to introduce body-cameras for gardaí are “beyond concerning” and open to potential privacy rights breaches, the Irish [...]

2019-10-31T12:56:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Macron moves to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

Six years after a same-sex marriage law that triggered months of mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron risks roiling French conservatives again with plans to allow single women and lesbian couples to access fertility treatment. Under [...]

2019-09-25T14:41:07+01:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

How the Trans-Rights Movement Is Turning Philosophers Into Activists

On July 3, I received an innocuous-seeming email from the Digital Content Editor of a London-based arts organization called the Institute for Art and Ideas. She asked if I might set out my views on the [...]

2019-09-23T11:27:04+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

TD claims Irish people who are ‘hungry in the streets’ should be prioritised over immigrants

Independent TD Michael Collins IRISH people are “hungry in the street” and should be prioritised over immigrants, an Independent TD has claimed. Michael Collins made the remark and argued Ireland is “losing our culture” [...]

2019-09-18T08:28:46+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Preventable Deaths and the Need for Data-Driven Journalism

In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that claimed the lives of more than 30 people, Neil deGrasse Tyson drew significant controversy by posting a tweet which compared the death toll from the [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:56+01:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Beer has a sexism problem and it goes much deeper than chauvinistic marketing

When CAMRA, the UK real ale campaign group, decided to ban beers with sexist names and labels from the Great British Beer Festival this summer, the responses were quite predictable. Liberal newspaper The Guardian celebrated the decision to call time [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |