Musings

Out and about

6 March, 2014 // 1 Comment

Charlie and Jon Before I get to the subject of this post I wanted to share something really cool in the hope that you’ll show your support. My brother Charlie and his friend Jon are cycling from London to Paris to raise funds for Mind - the mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health [...]

The Folly of Ghost Hunters

27 February, 2014 // 3 Comments

I started ghost hunting just after I turned Eighteen. I didn’t know anything about the subculture that is ghost hunting culture and the two years that followed me starting up a paranormal research team were eye-opening and a bit scary at times. Just prior to losing my belief in ghosts I was screamed at down the phone by the founder of [...]

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 [...]
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