Musings

Hate and Discrimination: Forgetting Atheist Students

13 February, 2014 // 0 Comments

In 2012, after interviewing 9,229 students about their experiences with religiously motivated hate crime in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE), the National Union of Students (NUS) published the ‘No Place for Hate’ report. In it they concluded that ‘hate incidents on the basis of prejudice against peoples’ [...]

I went to a Creationist Zoo for Darwin Day and this is what I found

12 February, 2014 // 24 Comments

The animals went in two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah! On this day in 1809 Charles Darwin was born. Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory, established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that [...]

In defense of scepticism

10 February, 2014 // 3 Comments

As 2012 became 2013 I wrote a blog post listing 4 lessons I had learnt that year. The lessons were ‘Become a better investigator’, ‘Talk and listen to young people’, ‘Never be too certain’ and ‘Be hungry for change’. Throughout 2013 I wrote a lot of criticisms of the modern skeptical movement. In [...]

News, news, newsy, news

10 February, 2014 // 1 Comment

My website got a new look! I’ve often referred to myself as a ghost geek, so I thought I’d incorporate that into the blog somehow. What do I mean when I write ‘ghost geek’? I’m not for one moment suggesting I know loads and loads about ghosts (I would have used ‘ghost nerd’ for that, after all). I use the [...]

A sort-of-hiatus. One that involves staying.

3 February, 2014 // 3 Comments

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will have noticed the decrease in the number of posts recently. I’ve been struggling to find a reason to carry on doing what I do, and what I do has increasingly become ‘filling the gaps around the more ambitious and hungry’.  This is probably going to come across as some sort of [...]

Clean houses: Mi Casa es Su Casa?

31 January, 2014 // 0 Comments

If Bigfoot researchers wish to be taken seriously, they could start by cleaning their own house. The biggest threat to their credibility is not skeptics nor a ridiculing public but instead those who provide an endless stream of bogus claims and evidence,” The above is a quote from Bed Radford featured in an article on the International Business [...]
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