Musings

Free Speech Is Bittersweet And That’s The Whole Point

8 August, 2015 // 1 Comment

When I started Project Barnum (the now defunct online resource into how to spot psychic trickery) I did so with a petition that urged theatres and performance venues to not host psychic stage shows. At the time there was some controversy with people suggesting that the petition was calling for the censorship of psychics (something Deborah Hyde [...]

Selina Scott’s Haunted Kitchen: Tune Into BBC Radio 4 Tomorrow

20 July, 2015 // 3 Comments

If you’re a regular listener of BBC Radio 4 you may have caught the last two one-to-one segments with Selina Scott interviewing people about ghosts. Scott believes her kitchen is haunted and has been exploring the topic for the one-to-one slot. She first interviewed Canon Paul Greenwell from Ripon Cathedral who carries out ‘home [...]

Sally Morgan Said What?

12 July, 2015 // 1 Comment

We are meant to doubt. Doubt makes us ask questions and because of that it gives us answers. pic.twitter.com/Se8LFxB50A — Sally Morgan (@SallyMorganTV) July 11, 2015 Sally Morgan regularly dismisses the criticisms and questions from people who doubt her claims to have psychic ability. She ignores the requests to allow her abilities to be tested [...]

The Ghost Geek Video Series

28 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today is the day on which the Indiegogo campaign I launched months ago to help fund the production of a video series comes to an end. I originally intended to raise £600 but through the generosity of contributors I managed to raise £800 (or £900 if you include in-real-life donations) which will completely fund: – The camera I will use [...]

Humanists In “Some People Are Women” Shocker

21 June, 2015 // 10 Comments

Today is World Humanist Day, a celebration of humanist values that has been celebrated on June 21st since the 1980s. I’ve identified as a humanist since my late teens when I first discovered atheism and humanism and in more recent years I have become a member of the British Humanist Association (I literally renewed my membership yesterday.) [...]

Weakly Ghost Bulletin #14

31 May, 2015 // 1 Comment

This week on in the Weakly Ghost Bulletin I will be using The Hermione Granger Scale of Interesting to rate the stories I cover. You’re welcome. Is This Video Shot At SS Great Britain Proof Ghosts Exist? No. It is not. Firstly, the video is from 2009 and is being reported in 2015 so we can’t rely on the information being reported. [...]

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Which Human Rights Matter Most?

25 May, 2015 // 2 Comments

Last week Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favour of a change to their constitution that will allow same-sex couples the same marriage rights as others. They were the first country to do this by vote which is both odd but also encouraging. Go, Ireland! Victories like this one should be celebrated and cherished even though gaining the right to marry [...]
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