logical people being illogical about what "matters most"

I liked Amy Winehouse because her voice was awesome and emotive. I saw her dragged through the papers and humiliated for the addictions that she had, and as someone wjpos friends with an addict or two, I appreciate how hard that can be – especially when you’ve caused the problem through your own destructive behaviour in the first place. Amy died today and it made me extremely sad, so, so sad. Continue reading logical people being illogical about what "matters most"

If Cox is a "nobber" then so am I*

Roy Stemman has been not at all childish in calling Professor Brian Cox a “nobber” in retaliation for Professor Cox daring to say on twitter…

“Just heard we got complaints about lack of BBC balance about ghosts – there are some utter nobbers out there! Here is my official statement, which also has the benefit of being fact. There are no ghosts, so it would be silly to believe in them.”

ZOMFG!!! HOW DARE HE! HOW DARE HE SAY SUCH HORRID, UNTRUTHFUL, NASTY THI- Continue reading If Cox is a "nobber" then so am I*

A beginners guide to doubting everything

I became a skeptic four years ago today. I say that but it’s not entirely accurate, what I should instead write is that ‘I became open-minded four years ago today’, and allowed that open-minded approach to seep into all aspects of my life. Until July 9th 2007 I held a belief in ghosts and an afterlife and I accepted the idea that rituals associated with my belief in ghosts had merit (such as smudge sticks will rid a house of a ghost, amulets will protect you from evil entities, Latin prayers are a must etc.) Continue reading A beginners guide to doubting everything

Failing to ask the correct questions

“Why are these people so willing to be treated as unequal?”

That is the question that Philip Davies should have asked when a group of disabled people allegedly told him they’d be willing to take a job that paid them a lower wage than able bodied people. To any logical person the fact that people were so desperate for a job, for independence, that they would willing be treated as differently than others, is a clear signal that something is very, very wrong with the situation they’re in. Continue reading Failing to ask the correct questions