Thoughts on the Dorset Monkey

27 March, 2013 // 1 Comment

News broke earlier this week of a monkey sighting in the Dorchester area of Dorset reported by a 17-year-old girl who said ‘‘It looked about the size of a small gorilla. It was walking like one as well, using its arms and feet. It was such a shock I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first. I managed to get a photo but it quickly went [...]

Most Haunted at tea time? Not on Ofcom’s watch!

18 March, 2013 // 0 Comments

A tea time broadcasting of an old episode of Most Haunted at Chatham dockyard has been ruled as in breach of the broadcasting code because alleged psychic Derek Acorah was shown to be supposedly possessed by the spirits of a dead child who had been whipped, as well as the woman who it is claimed was responsible for the death of the child. Ofcom [...]

I’m a ghost hunter, get me out of here

15 March, 2013 // 2 Comments

This afternoon after I finish work I will be jumping straight onto a train and making my way to Cambridge. Tomorrow at 11am I am speaking at ThinkCon (part of the Cambridge Science Festival) with my talk entitled ‘I’m a ghost hunter, get me out of here!’. Tickets are sold out, but I am told that if you walk up they make be able [...]

Reflection: Something I wrote when I was 19

12 March, 2013 // 0 Comments

I just found this ‘my story’ written by me when I was 19 years old for my old blog. It was written shortly after I realised I no longer believed in ghosts, psychics and an afterlife. I wanted to post it here because it makes for interesting reflection on how I was treated by others for turning my back on old beliefs. At the end of this [...]

Ghost Killer

6 March, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is why, when a skeptic is present, ghosts do nothing. Ever sat in a glass divination session with the glass whizzing around only for it to stop when a skeptic is present? Ghosts are scared of being killed. The “doubt” thing we skeptics do, it’s just a cover up. When nobody is looking BAM! ghost murder, and then comes the [...]

James Randi & Social Darwinism revisited

3 March, 2013 // 12 Comments

After my recent blog post about listening to the interview that Will Storr did with James Randi, it would seem that people from the JREF have listened to the same recording after I put them in touch with Storr. Over on the Doubtful News post where Randi initially denied making the comments he was reported to have said during the interview, he has [...]

James Randi & Social Darwinism

1 March, 2013 // 27 Comments

“I’m going to play it, okay?” “Yep” Suddenly, over the phone, I can hear the unmistakable voice of James Randi. I’m stood in the silence outside of the building I work in and journalist Will Storr has called me so that I can hear exactly what Randi said to him with regards to Social Darwinism during an interview [...]
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