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

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

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

Ghostbox cartoon

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

Give Me Your Money in the Name of Skepticism!

Every year, I raise money to buy tickets to QEDcon for those who cannot afford them because the conference is educational, fun, and engaging and I think everyone should have a chance to go. So far this year, people have donated over £600 towards this effort (AMAZING) but I want to get at least 10 people to QEDcon through this scheme, which is the average number of tickets bought through fundraising year on year so far, and so I need to raise more money. So, here’s an incentive… Continue reading

Debunking Ghost Hunter Erica Gregory and her Ian Brady Conspiracies

If Erica Gregory and the Worsley Paranormal Group are to be believed, they have cracked hidden messages left by Ian Brady which reveal secret details of his crimes and murders. The truth, however, is that this deluded ghost hunting team have simply been manipulated by the rantings of a paranoid schizophrenic with a narcissistic personality disorder who was imprisoned for murdering children. Continue reading