Musings

IS IT A GHOST?

16 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I guess I have a reputation for being weird. My friends, family and followers send me links to weird news stories every single day. As much as I wish I could blog about every weird news story that passes in front of me I can’t, yet I think it is important to highlight the weird obsession the media have with uncritically publishing every odd [...]

Taking out the garbage: on approaching Skeptical Activism

14 April, 2014 // 14 Comments

For me, skeptical activism is all about information and how it is communicated with the world. I’m a grassroots skeptic activist, so good activism is all about how rational information is shared – but how successful your skeptical activism is depends upon how you measure success. Just getting someone to consider my point of view for a [...]

Criticising psychics isn’t like racism…

6 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I can’t believe I am writing this. I just can’t. I’ve just read a user submitted piece by ‘Tap’ over at the Daily Grail titled ‘Bigotry towards psychics: why it is no different to racism and homophobia‘.¬†The opinion piece from September 2013 has been doing the rounds lately (which is how I stumbled upon [...]

The RI Podcast back catalogue

5 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

Episode 91 of the Righteous Indignation Podcast (the one with the interview with psychic Vicky Monroe) has been getting a lot of listening in the last few days thanks to a post by a listener on Reddit. The podcast stopped being produced a while back BUT the back catalogue (minus a few episodes that we hope to re-add soon) has always been on my [...]

Weird, Intolerant and creepy: on being reduced to a little girl

5 April, 2014 // 9 Comments

I cannot remember a time that I have fluttered my eyelashes to get my own way, nor can I remember ever stamping my feet for similar reasons. Similarly, I have never thrown a tantrum or a paddy because someone didn’t like me or didn’t agree with me. I am also almost Thirty years old. Yet, despite all of this, I am often reduced to [...]

Annoying the ghost hunters…

1 April, 2014 // 2 Comments

The other day I cancelled my ASSAP membership and summarised my reasons for doing so in a blog post here. This has made some people unhappy and I’ve been called a few names and had other remarks made about me and my blog in an attempt, I think, to upset me. However, there were also several people who got in touch with their own similar [...]

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum

20 March, 2014 // 4 Comments

Sir Michael Parkinson once said that British reality-television star, Jade Goody, had come to represent¬†‘all that’s paltry and wretched about Britain’. He was criticised for his comments because Goody had recently died of cancer at the age of 27. Had his comments been made when she was alive and not dying hardly anybody would [...]
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