Respect is earned

This morning on Facebook a friend posted a link to a group on there entitled ‘Complain to the BBC about their unfair treatment of mediums’. I’m sure you can guess what the point of the group is from the title… Continue reading Respect is earned

logical people being illogical about what "matters most"

I liked Amy Winehouse because her voice was awesome and emotive. I saw her dragged through the papers and humiliated for the addictions that she had, and as someone wjpos friends with an addict or two, I appreciate how hard that can be – especially when you’ve caused the problem through your own destructive behaviour in the first place. Amy died today and it made me extremely sad, so, so sad. Continue reading logical people being illogical about what "matters most"

A beginners guide to doubting everything

I became a skeptic four years ago today. I say that but it’s not entirely accurate, what I should instead write is that ‘I became open-minded four years ago today’, and allowed that open-minded approach to seep into all aspects of my life. Until July 9th 2007 I held a belief in ghosts and an afterlife and I accepted the idea that rituals associated with my belief in ghosts had merit (such as smudge sticks will rid a house of a ghost, amulets will protect you from evil entities, Latin prayers are a must etc.) Continue reading A beginners guide to doubting everything

Revisiting Bownessie

In my initial article considering the case of the “Bownessie” lake monster in detail, I concluded that I felt that the most likely cause for the various sightings of the monster was simple misidentification of fish, objects and other animals in the lake. After I published my article online I received feedback from one of the eyewitnesses, Linden Adams, who took the first photo that allegedly shows the monster in the lake. Continue reading Revisiting Bownessie