Islam, Arrogance and
A reply to people
like Waleed Aly
on John's book at vividpublishing.com.au.
This page provides
also links to various articles by Dr Perkins on economics, humanism and
rationalism. Some articles have been published elsewhere, in which case
an appropriate citation can be found at the end of each article. Otherwise,
they may be cited as Economic Communications, Occasional Papers.
They are ordered here chronologically, but classified by subject.
"In times of universal
deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell
morality, welfare and humanism
"Faith is believing
what you know ain't so" - Mark Twain
immorality of religion. Australian Humanist, No.66, Winter 2002.
economic cost of religion. Australian Humanist, No.68, Summer 2002.
and humanism. Australian Humanist, No.69, Autumn 2003.
and morality. Australian Humanist, No.69, Autumn 2003.
Statement of Moral Obligations.
review: Atheism, Morality and Meaning, by Michael Martin. Australian
Humanist, No.74, Winter 2004.
Great Fraud against Humanism. Australian Humanist, No 77, Autumn 2005.
Prosperity and Propriety: Is Religion Really Good?. The Australian
Rationalist, No.71, Spring 2005.
multiculturalism and fundamentalism. The Australian Rationalist, No.72,
a better Australia: reinventing secularism. Australian Humanist, No.
82, Autumn 2006.
religions be tolerated?. Talk presented to the Atheist Society, Melbourne,
10 October 2006.
Need for Global Secularism. Australian Humanist, No. 85, Autumn 2007.
Need for Secular Multiculturalism. The Australian Atheist, No 2, March-April
. Talk presented to the Unitarian Church, Melbourne,
3 February 2008. Hear
Relevance of Darwin Day. The Australian Atheist, No.9, May-June 2008,
presented to the Atheist Society, Melbourne, 12 February 2008.
Instruction In Schools. Victorian Humanist, Vol 47 No. 4, May 2008.
Privileges. D!ssent, No. 27, Spring 2008. Review of The Purple Economy
by Max Wallace
delusions and their consequences. Online Opinion, 4 November 2008.
and subsidies: the cost of "advancing religion". Australian Humanist,
No. 85, Autumn 2007.
Religion and Counselling. The Skeptic, Vol 29, No. 3, September 2009.
is not a Virtue. Australian Humanist, No.97, Autumn 2010.
and the Rise of Secularism: Why Religion is the worst Idea Ever Invented
Lecture presented to the Atheist Society, Melbourne, 13 April 2010, published
in Australian Rationalist, No.85, Autumn/Winter 2010.
or religion: can we advance one without the other? Australian Humanist,
No. 105, Autumn 2012.
Waleed Aly ever become a Humanist, Australian Humanist, No. 106, Winter
and the Scourge of Relativism. Talk presented to the Atheist Society,
Melbourne, 10 September 2013.
Principlism: a General Solution to the problem of formulating non-religious
ethics. Talk presented to the Atheist Society, Melbourne, 11 November
Islam research references
"Forecasting is hard,
particularly about the future" - Anon.
and the rise and fall of Islam. Faithfreedom.org Article
and economic development. Faithfreedom.org Article
economics and politics. Faithfreedom.org Article
and Arab Human Development. Free Inquiry Vol.
24 No. 3, April / May 2004
and the banning of Islam's scarf.
and vilification. D!ssent, No 17, Autumn/Winter 2005
review: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali . The Australian Atheist,
No. 3, May-June 2007
Ali's Courage The Australian Rationalist, No. 80, June 2008
origins - Muhammadís military genius D!ssent, No.29, Autumn/Winter
2009. Review of Muhammad: Islamís First Great General by Richard
of Darwin and the Failure of Islam Australian Rationalist, No.84, Summer
2009. Talk presented to the Atheist Society, Melbourne, 10 February 2009
Cost of Religious Delusion: Islam and terrorism Talk presented to the
Global Atheist Convention, The Rise of Atheism, Melbourne Conference and
Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, 13 March 2010
vs Atheism - debate at the University of Western Sydney, 16 September 2010
or Secular Liberalism: which is the way forward? debate at the La Trobe
University, 12th April 2011 Watch
Unknown Knowns of Islam Atheist Alliance International, Secular World,
or Atheism: which makes more sense? Debate at Swinburne University,
20 September 2013.
Growing Problem of Islam - an atheist view. Talk presented to Symposium
on Islam, Melbourne, March 2014.
the Islamic State is attractive to recruits. Atheist Alliance International,
Secular World, Second Quarter 2015
admit that Islam is a problem. Australian Humanist, No. 118, Winter
human cost of Islam . Australian Rationalist, Volume 96, Winter 2015
findings on the origins of Islam: a key to countering radicalism? Atheist
Society lecture, 11 October 2016. See this also in Church
in the Koran: the Christian origins of Islam Atheist Society lecture,
13 June 2017
energy, & global warming
energy problem (Reference)
warming: The case for a coal tax NIEIR Conference Paper,
Coal and Global Warming (The Age, Business Day, 27 September
simple econometrician's guide to global warming The Skeptic,
Vol 28, No.4: Summer 2008 (http://tinyurl.com/57qa37)
Coal Delusion published as Out
with the coal, in with the flue, The Age, Business Day,
11 September 2008
Pollution Reduction Scheme - NIEIR Submission Department
of Climate Change, 10 September 2008
Resource Depletion and Carbon Emissions: Global Projections to 2050
UN Project LINK, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 28
October 2009 (Meeting
depletion will reduce emissions Energy Bulletin, December 25,
dioxide emissions and atmospheric concentration
campaign on resources tax is a furphy The Age, Opinion,
21 May 2010
Fuels and Climate Change NIEIR Discussion Paper,
and Foreign Debt UN Project LINK, New York, October
Victorian Skeptics, 18 August 2014
Carbon Tax and Liability
The Australian Rationalist,
Volume 95, Summer 2014
Term Demographics, Income Distribution and Expenditure: Effects on Growth
UN Project LINK, Toronto, October 2011 (Meeting
changes in industry structure: Effects of trade on real wage growth and
labour share of income UN Project LINK, UNCTAD, Palais
des Nations, Geneva, October 2011 (Meeting
Arrogance and Delusion:A reply to people like Waleed Aly