The folks over at BigThink.com recently shared a video in which Bill Nye answers a question from a woman and her son about ghosts.
‘We have a question on your perspective on ghosts, and what you think happens to your life energy after you die. Is it just pushing daisies?”
It presented a great opportunity for Nye to respond to a question that many people have asked through the centuries. Continue reading
When I write and talk about paranormal subjects I often find myself prefacing what I have to say with non-committal language such as “so-called”, “alleged”, “self-proclaimed” and similar so that people won’t accuse me of dismissing or accepting claims a priori. Anyone who investigates, researchers or reports on paranormal subjects from a rational or skeptical position will often find themselves in a no-win situation with accusations of being too accepting or too skeptical at the same time. Continue reading
There has been a lot of discussion lately of Neil deGrasse Tyson and his ideas that the solution to all the problems of society could lie in the formation of a land ruled only by evidence based policy and law. Rationalia, he calls it. A world ruled by evidence based policy sounds good on the surface but Popsci has a great breakdown of Tyson’s arguments and explains why it’s actually a bad idea. They do this using evidence, ironically. Awkward… Continue reading