Musings

I’m going to cut to the chase – it’s patronising to tell people they’re deluded and harming themselves and others based on what they believe in. We all have delusions of some sort, and if they’re harmful the chances are that individual will have a …

I feel as though I have gone through a big change this year and it is partly because I read ‘Heretics’ by Will Storr. I wrote a review and my thoughts on the book here, but to summarise – I had been examining my position …

The CUSP

20 December, 2013 // 0 Comments

There is an interview with me on Episode 32 of The CUSP (The completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast).  You can listen by clicking here (excuse the sore throat, I’m currently battling a throat and ear infection. Boo!)  For those visiting my site for the first time …

Turns out that Whitstable might not be so haunted after all (who knew) and that all the recent ghost related news stories coming out of there were for a Channel 4 television show called ‘The Happenings’. I just saw the advert for it on television and …

A Wiltshire based vicar has landed himself in a spot of bother after telling children at a Chippenham school the story of Saint Nicholas which is the origin for the modern figure of Santa Claus. Apparently children went home in tears as Christmas was ruined …

A few weeks ago I spent some time at Iford Manor being filmed for a documentary called Paranormal Brighton by two students, Lillie Strong and Constance Venn. It was really fun and they were great to work with and asked some really great questions. You …

When I deliver talks to younger audiences my talks tend to focus on two ‘rules’. 1 – What we see isn’t always what is there; 2 – What we remember isn’t always what happened; Our perception of things around us is often flawed for numerous …

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