False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

Rational people, it is said, should be able to spot a logical fallacy from a mile away, so I’ve watched, aghast, in the last few days as people (who are normally pretty balanced and fair about current events) are suddenly unable to see that they are guilty of this fallacy with their hand wringing about anti-fascist protesters being “as bad” as white supremacist and Nazi protesters. Continue reading False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

So, I Watched Rob Lowe’s Paranormal Show…

American actor, Rob Lowe, filmed a paranormal TV show with his sons Matthew and John-Owen. I sat down to watch the first episode and here’s what I learned… Continue reading So, I Watched Rob Lowe’s Paranormal Show…

Organised Skepticism’s Entitled Boys Problem

During the evening entertainment at a skeptic conference I once attended, a feminist comedian was performing a brilliant routine when the question ‘can we be skeptical of feminists?’ appeared on the conference hashtag Continue reading Organised Skepticism’s Entitled Boys Problem

Why I’ll No Longer Speak at ‘Seriously Strange’

I was invited to speak at the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena’s [ASSAP] upcoming ‘Seriously Strange’ conference at the University of Bath in September 2017. I accepted the invitation and Continue reading Why I’ll No Longer Speak at ‘Seriously Strange’