18 Feb 2018

Stansted deportation protesters charged with terrorism-related offence

Last year in March, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. On 12 March 2018, they are going on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court charged with a terrorism-related offence. If found guilty they could serve many years in prison.

16 Feb 2018

only a woman can be a mother

Germaine Greer has criticised Elton John and David Furnish for listing David as the mother on the birth certificates of their two sons. This was at the Hay Festival in May 2015 so it is an old story - but relevant I think to the transgender debate.
If 'mother' is a social construct, anyone can be a mother. If you take a sex essentialist position, only a woman can be a mother.

20 Jan 2018

2 Jan 2018

Two miracles

There are two miracles which are routinely denied by thinkers whom I otherwise admire and respect who can be termed materialists (or atheists or physicalists). The first miracle is the creation of the universe. The second is human consciousness. I don’t understand how materialists can bring these two phenomena coherently into their system.