Denyse O'Leary

Recent blog posts by this author

Atheist Community: Too Many Atheists Embracing ‘Troubling’ Morals

In recent years, the atheist movement in North America has begun to experience institutional rot. For example, in May, “Eiynah,” an ex-Muslim atheist based in Toronto, Canada, denounced at her Nice Mangoes blog, “blind faith, dogmatism, tribalism,...

As Traditional Religion Declines, Superstition—Not Atheism—Is the Big Winner

Psychologist Stuart Vyse raised an interesting question recently at the Skeptical Inquirer website, “Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology?” He also examines the related question of why astrology has a stronger appeal for liberals/progressives...

The War on Free Speech is Just Beginning

Will the war on freedom just peter out? No. Let’s look at four reasons why not. People are fed up with political correctness. No guff. Bill Maher is. Clint Eastwood is. We are told that Canadians are fed up too....

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

Duke theology professor Paul Griffiths created a firestorm recently by criticizing time-consuming racial equity meetings that, in his view, detracted from research, teaching, and study: It’ll be, I predict with confidence,...

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford professor of Professor of European Studies, recently published a magisterial book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. We hear many diatribes for free speech (and some against); Ash supplies background...

All Sides Agree: Politics is Strangling Social Science

If you thought that the progressive bias in social sciences was considered a problem only by tradition-minded folk, you might be surprised to hear the views of celebrity skeptic, Michael Shermer in Scientific American earlier...

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Recently, Japanese universities started moving away from liberal arts and social sciences, sending global “shivers down academic spines.” The official reason given was a need to focus on disciplines more needed by society.  ...