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Books on science and religion

Cornelia Dean of the New York Times reviewed a whopping total of seven books that have been published recently about science and religion. My own opinion is very much in line with the ones published by Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, viewing religion as a disease....

Let’s veto vetoes

Bush uses veto on stem cell bill President Bush vetoes a bill for the first time since taking office as he blocks more embryonic cell research. This disturbing decision was made today, president Bush has decided to veto progress in medical science and a chance for...

The “anniversary” of the 7/7 attacks

The British writer and influential intellectual Timothy Garton Ash has written a really interesting opinion article for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. You can read the article here, but unfortunately it’s only available in Dutch. What the article is about...

Broadcast politics

Jimmy Wales, the founder of the great open source encyclopaedia Wikipedia, has a new hobby. Much to his dismay, he notices that more and more countries are ruled not by the elected politicians but by the broadcast media. He writes on his new open source platform...