Ghostsplaining: Men Explain Ghosts To Me

If there’s one thing any reader of this blog can be assured of, it’s that I have more than just a passing interest in ghosts. That’s why I love to discuss ghosts with anyone who will listen; I’m skeptical about the existence of ghosts, have had a fair few odd experiences which help me to remain open-minded about them, and have been investigating active hauntings since the age of 18 (over a decade ago), so… why do people feel the need to let me know ghosts aren’t real? Continue reading Ghostsplaining: Men Explain Ghosts To Me

People Ask Me Questions: The Scole Experiment

Recently, at a talk delivered for the wonderful Glasgow Skeptics, an audience member asked my thoughts on the Scole experiment. I wasn’t able to recall offhand what the experiment involved and so was not able to offer a decent answer. This has bugged me since and, having had time to reflect and research, here is my response… Continue reading People Ask Me Questions: The Scole Experiment

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