Author: John Hamill

  • The Christian Chauvinism Of Leo Varadkar

    Following close on the heels of Micheál Martin’s Christian chauvinism in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar has also discovered that promoting religiosity is a poor approach to international diplomacy.

  • Anatomy Of A Deception

    Atheist Alliance International has recently published an Annual Report that covers both 2022 and 2023. Not for the first time, their publications have been designed to deceive their own members.

  • When Does Newspeak Become Just Lying?

    Even by the standards of the Orwellian doublespeak that has recently become so commonplace, the latest AAI newsletter is just incredible.

  • So You’ve Just Realised Your Nonprofit Is Operating Illegally …

    I do not know August Berkshire. I have no reason to believe that he is anything other than an honest person, who joined the purported AAI Board with the best of intentions. Now that he has publicly accepted what kind of organisation his new colleagues have been running, what next?

  • The Christian Chauvinism Of Micheál Martin

    The comments from Micheál Martin TD in the Dáil following the recent massacre of Jews by Hamas, were based on appalling sectarianism and religious chauvinism. Moreover, Mr Martin has form in this regard.

  • What Does The Interim Cass Report Actually Say?

    I have recently been accused of publishing false and misleading information about the Cass Report. In response, it is useful to provide some direct quotes from the document itself, a summary of the mainstream reporting about the findings, and details from the NHS announcement that followed the publication of the report.

  • Is It Wrong To Sterilise Gay Children?

    When discussing the prescription of puberty blockers to 11 year-olds, I had thought that there was dispute about whether or not these drugs can cause sterilisation. I was surprised that some people agreed on this point, but remain perfectly sanguine about the unnecessary sterilisation of gay children.

  • How Suggestible Are 11 Year-Olds?

    If a distressed 11 year-old child reports that they are “trans”, should this be considered a reliable basis on which to prescribe life-altering medical interventions? I think not, but others disagree in interesting ways.

  • Is There Settled Science On Gender Dysphoria?

    I was pretty amazed at the reaction to a Steve McRae tweet recently. Pointing to where science can offer high levels of certainty and where more research is required, is not bigotry.

  • Criticism From The Dualists

    Recently I wrote an article that described why some commentary within the transgender debate implied Cartesian Dualism. I argued that dualism is wrong, but I have received some criticism of that article from dualists.