False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

Rational people, it is said, should be able to spot a logical fallacy from a mile away, so I’ve watched, aghast, in the last few days as people (who are normally pretty balanced and fair about current events) are suddenly unable to see that they are guilty of this fallacy with their hand wringing about anti-fascist protesters being “as bad” as white supremacist and Nazi protesters. Continue reading False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

Organised Skepticism’s Entitled Boys Problem

During the evening entertainment at a skeptic conference I once attended, a feminist comedian was performing a brilliant routine when the question ‘can we be skeptical of feminists?’ appeared on the conference hashtag Continue reading Organised Skepticism’s Entitled Boys Problem

Aggressively so

So, here’s the thing. One of the central lessons I learned after becoming involved with skepticism is that a bad idea deserves to be called out for what it is, and that at the core of your argument for or Continue reading Aggressively so

Listen: Why “Ghostbox” Can’t Be Taken Seriously

Episode 21 of The Spooktator looked at Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and the Ghostbox and during the show, I played examples of EVP recordings made by active ghost hunters including one from Erica Gregory. If you’ve read my previous writing on Gregory you’ll know that she believes to have uncovered hidden information relating to the Moors Murders which were perpetrated by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Her evidence for this are her EVP recordings and psychic work, but it turns out that not all is what it seems with the recordings… Continue reading Listen: Why “Ghostbox” Can’t Be Taken Seriously