Victoria sponge, the sanctity of marriage and the Liberal Democrats – This week in news  

In yet another example of my inability to comprehend the concept of a week I have this week decided to discuss two incredibly different stories from the last seven days - The Liberal Democrat vote swing in Witney and the Ashers bakery case. As someone who has been accused of bias on my blog, I … Continue reading Victoria sponge, the sanctity of marriage and the Liberal Democrats – This week in news  

‘Tis the season for witchcraft, treason and a Christian Holliday – Secular view responds to the EU treason petition and ‘science must fall’ 

October is by far my favourite month, there's nothing quite like the crunching of leaves underfoot as the air gets crisper and the news gets spookier, so I thought I'd focus on two very spooky (and very scary) stories in the media for this response – a tale of treason and a tale of witchcraft! … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for witchcraft, treason and a Christian Holliday – Secular view responds to the EU treason petition and ‘science must fall’ 

‘The selfish gene’ 40th anniversary talk with Richard Dawkins and Lord John Krebs hosted by Oxford Academic (7/10/16)  – Secular View reviews 

I wasn't going to watch this talk when I first saw it advertised but I decided to watch it on Facebook, on a whim none the less, because I love the book and had nothing very exciting planned for the afternoon otherwise - but I'm so glad I did.  The talk was to celebrate the … Continue reading ‘The selfish gene’ 40th anniversary talk with Richard Dawkins and Lord John Krebs hosted by Oxford Academic (7/10/16)  – Secular View reviews 

The importance of diversity in who you follow on Twitter – and five ideas to prevent echo chamber thinking in the social media age 

You know how they all say that you should follow some people you don't agree with, or those who have different views to you, on Twitter and Facebook to prevent echo chamber social media issues - you probably should do it  Echo chambers of social media are a big problem, and contribute to our inability … Continue reading The importance of diversity in who you follow on Twitter – and five ideas to prevent echo chamber thinking in the social media age 

When human rights lawyers and doctors are your enemy then you’re probably making a mistake – and other advice I’d give to Theresa May in person if necessary – Yet another edition of ‘Said today by Theresa May’ 

(Cover image courtesy of 'The Spectator' they also have a great transcript of the speech I cover here: http://specc.ie/2dJB8Zm) Every time I mention Theresa May in this blog it's usually an act of critisism - and while I'd like to say that today is the day all of this changes I am not in the … Continue reading When human rights lawyers and doctors are your enemy then you’re probably making a mistake – and other advice I’d give to Theresa May in person if necessary – Yet another edition of ‘Said today by Theresa May’