Enterprising: Captain James T Kirk

Consider this, from Steven Pinker’s new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century: “Recent graduates, inclu(...)

Baa’d education: William Deresiewicz identifies a slavish acceptance of market values as the rot at the heart of the US’s top universities. Photograph: Thinkstock

Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz has sparked an fiery debate in the US about the point of higher education. His essay Don’t Send Your (...)

Richard Dawkins speaking at the World Atheist Convention in Dublin in 2011: evolution is a mindless, pointless process. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scientists rightly object to the description of science as faith, as is sometimes alleged by religious apologists. Science is precisely not faith. It (...)