Opinion

From ‘fascists’ to ‘feminazis’: how both sides of politics are biased in their political thinking

Any frequent user of social media is probably aware of the tendency for both sides of politics to view the other as fundamentally immoral and ignorant. The Conversation Sam Moreton Interestingly, longitudinal data suggests that political polarisation is intensifying, at least in the United States, with the recent US election seeing partisanship reach an all-time high. One important contributor to this phenomenon is… From ‘fascists’ to ‘feminazis’: how both sides of… Read More »

Harris should meet parents of babies with life-limiting conditions

More support services needed for parents who choose to continue with such pregnancies The Irish Times Breda O’Brien <img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=8946263&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Parents whom I know whose baby was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition before birth not only had to cope with the Harris should meet… Read More »

Let’s speak about, not shout about, abortion

Heaven is filled with boys and girls, who though unwanted by their earthly parents, have been welcomed by a Father who is committed to their eternal good and joy. On Line Opinion Murray Campbell Every year in Australia 10,000s of children are aborted, a practice that is not only supported by the law in some states, but it is something celebrated by many Australians. Over the weekend Jane Caro has come out to defend and… Let’s speak about, not shout ... Read More »

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it The Guardian Stephen Hawking As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around… This is the most dangerous time for… Read More »

As this week’s ‘glue-in’ in parliament shows, the story of protest has no end

History shows that many protest movements are marked by long phases of apparent futility, until something finally changes The Guardian Clive Hamilton What is remarkable about Wednesday’s Parliament House protest against detention of asylum seekers is that there has not been a lot more of it. In the history of protest it was a… As this week’s ‘glue-in’ in parliament shows, the story of… Read More »

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it Stephen Hawking The Guardian As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the… This is the… Read More »

We’re under siege from a new breed of intellectual: The pseudo academic

Iain Dooley shows us how to deal with the paranoid delusional ravings of pseudo academics, like the Alt-Right in America and Australia’s serial pest, Malcolm Roberts. Independent Australia Iain Dooley THE PHENOMENON has made its mark across a huge range of topics, aiming to convince us that climate change is fake, Muslims are amassing at our borders crying out for blood, and that Hillary Clinton and George Soros are funding teams of left wing protesters in the U.S. who just want to ... Read More »

Parliament protesters played into the government’s hands

Wednesday’s and Thursday’s over-the-top protests at Parliament House could not have been more poorly timed. The Canberra Times David Ellery They made the rapid passage of a multi-million dollar security upgrade that will effectively deny visitors access to the building’s roof-top lawn almost a foregone conclusion. The plans, revealed by Fairfax earlier this… Parliament protesters played into… Read More »

Aliens Don’t Exist, But They Tell Us A Lot About Atheists

Lacking any evidence of an actual alien, Hollywood’s aliens speak more about the modern psyche fueling the imaginations of their designers. The Federalist By Peter Burfeind  In his movie “Expelled,” Ben Stein challenged Richard Dawkins about the remarkable phenomenon of life on planet earth: how … Aliens Don’t Exist… Read More »

Support the answer to our drugs problem

There wasn’t a lot of support for Greens leader Richard Di Natale this week after he claimed that the war on drugs had failed and so, Australia should decriminalise drugs. The Examiner It was an audacious, bold call – one that was quickly slapped down by leading medical experts across the country. The Australian Medical Association jumped out of… Support the answer to… Read More »