The real reason I took on ‘Healing on the Streets’

8 June, 2012 // 8 Comments

I am on this weeks Pod Delusion episode talking about the whole story surrounding the ‘Healing on the Streets’ and ASA story – from the very beginning to the very end. It was the first time I’ve really ever gone into detail about the health conditions that led me to be so ruthless when it comes to [...]

The ethics of Ghost Research

5 June, 2012 // 9 Comments

When I first got involved in paranormal research as a teenager I thought a good code of conduct looked like the one that can be found here. Most people who get involved in paranormal research do so with good intentions, but sometimes good intentions aren’t enough. There are things I have done in the name of ‘paranormal research’ [...]

“There’s no such thing as ghosts”.

4 June, 2012 // 5 Comments

“There’s no such thing as ghosts.” “There’s no such thing as lake monsters.” “There’s no such thing as fairies.” The burden of proof is something that people get acquainted with pretty early on when they become aware of the skeptical evaluation of claims. People making claims are required to [...]

I was right

1 June, 2012 // 12 Comments

In the piece I wrote for the Skeptical Inqurier about my encounter with ‘Healing on the Streets’, the ASA complaint and the following media attention I closed the article with the following quote. I think my story demonstrates one very important thing: standing up for what we know is right and speaking out against what we know is wrong [...]

Don Philips Surpasses Himself!

29 May, 2012 // 7 Comments

I’ve blogged before about the unprofessional and unethical antics of Don Philip who promotes himself as a top investigator of ghost phenomena in the UK. With numerous TV appearances and public events to his name it is quite worrying. Today Steve Parsons posted a screengrab from Don Philips on Facebook that blew away anything I’ve [...]

An Outcome In The ASA ‘praying for healing’ Appeal

28 May, 2012 // 9 Comments

The complaint I made to the ASA about Healing on the Streets (HOTS) Bath was originally upheld by the ASA with the following:  The ads must not appear again in their current form. We told HOTS not to make claims which stated or implied that, by receiving prayer from their volunteers, people could be healed of medical conditions. We also told them [...]
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