Uthman Badar was going to talk about honor killings at FODI. He was banned--before saying a word. Not only did we lose an opportunity to defeat his viewpoint--we lost a chance to learn something about ourselves.
Female genital mutilation. It is still going on to a frightening degree in sub-Saharan Africa. However, western culture has no reason for smug superiority. The underlying motives for it are highly visible here too.
Thoughts from a beekeeper who also studies human behaviour. A beehive has roughly the same number of neurons as a human brain. However, the former has a noticeably greater chance than the latter of producing something sweet and nourishing.