is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His book From Fatwa to Jihad was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. As a scientific author, his focus is on the philosophy of biology, and contemporary theories of multiculturalism, pluralism and race. These topics are discussed in The Meaning of Race (1996), Man, Beast and Zombie (2000) and Strange Fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate (2008). He has presented Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3 and was a panelist on The Moral Maze, Radio 4. He has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries including Disunited Kingdom, Are Muslims Hated?, Islam, Mullahs and the Media, Skullduggery and Man, Beast and Politics. His latest book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics, published by Atlantic.