Cheddar Man and the Language of Race/ism

Last week it was revealed that Cheddar Man – the best preserved of the earliest skeletons found in the British Isles whose remains lay in the caves at Cheddar, Somerset until exhumation in the 20th century, had dark skin. This raised one of three responses from most people, not all of them pretty.

Why Writers Should Speak Out for a Post Post-Truth World

The news that The Daily Mail has officially been listed as an unreliable source by Wikipedia raised as much amusement as it did anger. That particular newspaper has come in for criticism and mockery for years, most notably from prominent scientific writers such as Ben Goldacre trashing its medical reporting as simply dividing everything intoContinue reading “Why Writers Should Speak Out for a Post Post-Truth World”