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The Woody Allen and William Roache Cases Remind Us How Incredibly Important Trial by Jury Is

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

This week, verdicts were passed on two men accused of sexually abusing minors. The manner in which the verdicts were passed could not have been more different...

The Cost of Putting Ideology Before Reason

Daniel Woods | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Woods

Being in government is a privilege. You have the power to influence peoples lives for the better. But at present this government is betraying that responsibility. Theory, and ideology is important, but it stands or fails on real world outcomes.

Dawkins Is Wrong - Religion Is Rational

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."

A Cause for Con-CERN

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

Last month Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, held a three-day conference between some of Europe's most renowned scientists and a few groups of people whose understanding of particle physics is probably dubious at best; namely theologians and philosophers.

London Riots: The Fine Line Between Reasons and Excuses

Stephen Brewer | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Brewer

I understand that people are disturbed by the violence in London, but people are asking why I'm condoning or defending the destruction of my city. I d...