"If they don’t believe in transubstantiation then they are not Roman Catholics," said Dawkins.
Elizabeth II may be the last royal woman not to be subjected to rampant sexist scrutiny.
Jewishness is in my bones, but I don’t want to make that much of a fuss about my ethnicity.
How living fast does weird things to your perception of time
Charles Darwin’s search for his intellectual ancestors shows that scientific discovery mirrors the v
Explaining the success of Simon Cowell, Jose Mourinho and the rest.
Is "Keep Calm And Carry On" an appropriate mantra for modern Britain?
Apple’s iPhone, five years old next month, seduces us with the perpetual call of elsewhere. But do w
Treating everything as a commodity ruins the moral fabric of society.
Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.
Should there be a boycott of the Israeli theatre company at the Globe?
Know your enemy, they say. Jonathan Haidt might rephrase this as: understand your enemy. Know his moral instincts and the way he reasons through an argument. See his point of view; be his friend.
"Animals Inside Out" at the Natural History Museum.
What do debutante balls, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ponzi schemes and doubting clergy all have in co
What’s the point of turning the net into a giant lavatory wall?
When A L Kennedy was growing up in Dundee, she was taught to sound English. It was only in exile that she embraced her Scottishness
In the second in a series of essays on nature and landscape, Richard Mabey sees a premonition of spr
In a meritocracy, winners deserve to win or think they do, and they reward themselves accordingly.
Why did the peacock’s tail make Darwin “sick”? Because the world is full of extravagant beauty that
(Drum roll.) For the very first time in Word Games history (more drums) . . . I bring you . . . (even more drums) . . . the inventor of the word!
The altered relationship between men and women.
Charles Darwin once said that the origin of human life was a question too "surrounded with prejudices" for him to consider ever discussing it in public.
Over the past century, we have increasingly come to define ourselves by our leisure habits rather th
The more we look at the brain, the less it looks like a device for creating consciousness. Perhaps philosophers will never be able to solve the mystery.
Deep within a filing cabinet, I keep a copy of the 1998 Marxism Today special that just said "Wrong" on a cover adorned with a picture of Tony Blair.
Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.
I'm not sure enough is made of Newt Gingrich's first name. Newt. If he hadn't just won the South Carolina primary and dislodged Mitt Romney (I'll save Mitt for another day, but really: Mitt v Newt?
Michael Gove argues that schools should teach children about kings, queens and wars. He's offering a