|Monday 23 April 2012|
|Is autism just another identity?|
ESSAY: With so many people being added to the ‘autism spectrum’, a disorder is being transformed into a lifestyle.
|Tuesday 15 September 2009|
|Are we all autistic now?|
Lumping Mozart and Einstein in with those who have severe socialisation problems is no help to sufferers or science.
|Monday 29 December 2008|
|The problem with Pinteresque politics|
The same qualities that made Harold Pinter one of the great dramatists – free association, non-sequiturs, jarring juxtapositions, unreliable recollections – also made him a bad political activist.
|Monday 27 October 2008|
|‘One at a Time’: an attack on choice |
The HFEA’s campaign to reduce multiple births in IVF treatment reveals its elitist disdain for prospective parents.
|Monday 31 March 2008|
|Should we stamp out ‘designer deafness’?|
Sandy Starr of the Progress Educational Trust asks why the UK government is legislating against something as rare as pro-deaf embryo selection.
|Thursday 26 October 2006|
|The inspirational debate|
Concluding views on 'What inspired you?', the spiked/Pfizer survey of key scientists ranging from 19- to 93-year-olds and from new talents to Nobel laureates.
|Tuesday 29 August 2006|
|What inspired you?|
An overview of the new spiked/Pfizer survey of scientists aged 19 to 93, ranging from new talent to Nobel laureates, on what made them take up science.
|Sunday 11 June 2006|
In the name of preventing terrorism, public bodies could get new powers to read our emails. But what about privacy?
|Thursday 1 June 2006|
|The EC’s message to the people of Europe: make do and mend|
The latest European campaign on climate change is driven by killjoy arguments for rationing and restraint.
|Sunday 30 April 2006|
|Exercise in futility|
Getting fit the Department of Health way turns out to be a full-time occupation.
|Thursday 20 April 2006|
|The Time Lord of Love|
spiked-TV: The new Doctor Who's emotional incontinence is light years away from the chaste original.
|Thursday 19 January 2006|
|Who cares about Celeb BB? You decide|
spiked-TV: Has-beens, hissy fits and a competition of victimhoods make Celebrity Big Brother grimly compelling.
|Friday 9 December 2005|
|Pinter: good playwright, bad politician|
Harold Pinter's Nobel speech highlighted the chasm between his literary insights and childish worldview.
|Tuesday 18 October 2005|
|When it comes to politics, can we have a Pinteresque silence?|
The same qualities that make Harold Pinter a great dramatist also make him a bad activist.
|Friday 14 October 2005|
|Getting in a flap over bird flu|
We need to put the disease in perspective.
|Friday 30 September 2005|
UK schools’ new dumbed-down, issues-led science curriculum will inculcate students with suspicion about scientific endeavour.
|Friday 23 September 2005|
|The virtual library|
How the publishing industry is stalling Google’s attempt to put all the books in the world on the web.
|Friday 16 September 2005|
|Making public debate history|
Why should the authorities have the right to shut up both Make Poverty History and the BNP?
|Tuesday 6 September 2005|
It's not just perverts who should be worried about the government's proposed ban on violent pornography.
|Thursday 18 August 2005|
|The marks of human progress|
So what if astronauts can glimpse signs of man’s impact on Earth?