Skepticism

3 Weird Things That Happened To Me (& Why I Still Don’t Believe In Ghosts)

11 July, 2014 // 9 Comments

Every time I speak at a conference or similar event there is a Q&A session directly after my talk and, more often than not, someone will ask me “Have you ever experienced something weird that you cannot explain?” Yes, is the response. I’ve seen some pretty weird shit over the years. Reactions to this answer are usually one [...]

UFO eyewitnesses are all totally drunk

29 June, 2014 // 5 Comments

According to the info-graphic below the peak in US UFO sightings happens between 5pm and 11pm, or “during drinking hours” if you go by the wording on the graphic itself as well as the Economist article based on the reported stats.  … the National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings [...]

My journey into non-belief

22 June, 2014 // 9 Comments

I recently wrote on my social media accounts that I no longer identified with the skeptic movement and followed this up with a blog post explaining what I meant. A small group of people from the skeptic movement claimed I was merely seeking attention and I took the blog post down because I didn’t want to be forced into a dialogue [...]

Update: The Alcatraz ghost photo

19 June, 2014 // 5 Comments

After my recent post about the ghost photo currently making the headlines after someone taking a tour of Alcatraz suggested they’d caught the apparition of a woman in a window, Bob Dezon, he who taught me how to ghost, has discovered additional photos online that bust open the idea that the ghost photo currently doing the rounds is [...]

I bought my psychic powers online

23 May, 2014 // 1 Comment

Magicians can spot tricks a mile off which means that for decades they have been the rationalists right hand man when it comes to exposing phoney psychics for the tricksters they are.  Using simple-yet-effective tricks to make people think you have psychic abilities when you don’t without disclosing the fact that you are using these tricks [...]

My activism isn’t led by battle cry

19 May, 2014 // 3 Comments

For years now I have submitted complaints to Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority about dodgy health claims I see people making to advertise their products. I’d personally rather make sure that people and companies advertise their products or services in a way that complies with CAP codes (advertising codes). Even if [...]

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 [...]
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