Denyse O'Leary

Denyse O’Leary is an author, journalist, and blogger who has mainly written popular science and social science. Fellow Canadian Marshall McLuhan’s description of electronic media as a global village means that we continually encounter our whole world in our own homes. The age of information is, for better and worse, overtaking the age of materialism. The limiting commodity in new media is not money but time, not material goods but attention. The implications have hardly begun to sink in.

She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with Tom, Dick, and Harry, who got drafted into the information revolution by getting microchipped at the cat hospital.

Which side will atheists choose in the war on science?
13 Aug 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, progressivism, science
They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism.

A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices
6 Jun 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Lawrence Krauss
In-fighting and scandal are tainting the brand

Sceptic asks, why do people who abandon religion embrace superstition?  
29 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: astrology, superstitition
Belief in God is declining and belief in ghosts and witches is rising

Fatal Flaws: A Canadian film chronicles the march of euthanasia
14 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
Almost every country is considering some form of legalisation.

Why Hollywood is losing ground
3 Apr 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: Academy Awards, entertainment, Hollywood
Hollywood has always been scandalous but it doesn’t matter any more.

Driving a stake through the heart of human exceptionalism
26 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: chimeras, human exceptionalism, speciesism
Superannuated professor pushes for human-chimp hybrid.

Has North American journalism gone undercover? 
12 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, journalism, stings
If traditional media were doing their job, few people would have heard of James O'Keefe.

Canadian psychologist takes on the howling post-modern void 
8 Feb 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Jordan Peterson, political correctness, post-modernism
Unhinged criticism of the man has obscured the merits of his book

Destroying monuments is destroying our history 
14 Dec 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, history, iconoclasm, statue controversy, United States
Iconoclasts in the US and Canada are not the apex of moral perfections

A biologist awakens from reductionism and begins to rediscover life
6 Dec 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, intelligent design
If life evolved, purposeless and unguided, why is there so much purpose and guidance within it?

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