Musings

Only douchebags go ghost hunting at POW camps

29 April, 2014 // 3 Comments

A ghost events company called Compass Paranormal have come under fire from angry customers after a recent overseas ghost hunting event they held at Colditz was not as advertised and was, in general, apparently a bit crap. In response someone claiming to represent Compass Paranormal has made a comment suggesting they are taking legal action [...]

A hat tip

25 April, 2014 // 7 Comments

Over at the Huffington Post Rodney Schmaltz has written a great piece called ‘Battling Psychics and Ghosts: The Need for Scientific Skepticism‘ in which he discusses how society are constantly ‘bombarded with pseudo-science’ in various forms. He points out that ‘people who buy into these pseudo-scientific claims are [...]

Retiring Project Barnum

23 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have retired Project Barnum, the no-frills resource that educated people about psychic trickery for a number of years. There are several reasons that led me to this decision and I wanted to discuss some of them here. Project Barnum was first launched when the drama about whether Sally Morgan had used an earpiece in a Dublin show was going [...]

David Cameron: the terrible Christian

18 April, 2014 // 5 Comments

One of the teachers at my Church of England Primary School used to tell us children that a good Christian treated others as they wished to be treated themselves. She would explain that even the smallest kind gesture would make others think well of you and of your testimony in Christ. We were taught that good Christians were selfless, kind, [...]

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 [...]
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