Musings

GSOW: ‘we have a private forum & we’re fine with that’

29 June, 2014 // 2 Comments

‘Nothing shady goes on in our secret forum, honest. You’ll have to take my word for it though, ‘cos it’s private. We’d let you join, but we can’t. Not even our friends get to join.’ The above is my personal summary of a rebuttal written by the team leader of the Dutch language group of the Guerrilla [...]

My journey into non-belief

22 June, 2014 // 9 Comments

I recently wrote on my social media accounts that I no longer identified with the skeptic movement and followed this up with a blog post explaining what I meant. A small group of people from the skeptic movement claimed I was merely seeking attention and I took the blog post down because I didn’t want to be forced into a dialogue [...]

Interesting Thingies

20 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here are some interesting things I have been reading this week that I wanted to share: 58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do Business Insider have a great piece on Cognitive Biases that makes you realise that flawed thinking is just a human trait, and not something only idiots do. How To Make A  Paranormal Event Seem Believable [...]

My “Unlucky” Birthday

13 June, 2014 // 1 Comment

Friday 13th has always been considered unlucky by some. Today (Friday 13th 2014) happens to be my 27th Birthday (yay!) so I thought I’d celebrate the unluckiness of today by breaking as many superstitions as possible as quickly as possible! With the help of my friend Dan I took to the stage and did the following in 8 seconds: – [...]

Don Philips: the desperate ghost hunter

11 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

“Even if it’s really quiet, my ears are quite tuned to hearing these guys. We’re actually communicating with them on a device that’s not actually made for communicating with spirits – it’s a digital recorder. The frequency is not perfect but they’re obviously somewhere in that range.” Don Philips is [...]

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

8 June, 2014 // 12 Comments

Canadian scientists have proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties, according to Take a Break’s Fate and Fortune magazine of July 2014. In their “Spooky Science” section they reported that ‘Scientists investigating Ouija Boards have come up with some fascinating findings. Researchers at the University of British [...]

Slenderman: Myths, Murder and Humanity

5 June, 2014 // 0 Comments

In her book The Biology of Violence, Neuroscientist Debra Niehof, after twenty years of studying whether genes or the environment make people violent, explains that both biological and environmental factors are influences and that particular types of stimulation – such as films, News coverage, or other sorts of media, are not going to [...]
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