Cork Skeptics, you rock!

26 October, 2011 // 3 Comments

Last week I visited Edinburgh to talk for the Edinburgh skeptics in the pub group and have a look around the ‘haunted city’. I have a blog post in the works about my trip so do check back for the details – it was an awesome few days. However, what I wanted to write about was the talk I did for Cork Skeptics in the Pub (well, in [...]

by the pricking of my thumbs…

17 October, 2011 // 1 Comment

Suddenly the countdown to Halloween is upon us and I’m vaguely aware of the fact that I’ve been planning for this month for a long time because of the various talks I have coming up. However this week is the week in which my first October talks take place and I’m all awash with excitement and pure terror. I’ve planned for [...]

Amber Ja Lee predicts an earthquake in Manchester

12 October, 2011 // 9 Comments

I was contacted late last week by a Manchester Journalist who wanted a skeptical opinion on a prediction that a local psychic had made. He had found me through ‘Project Barnum’ and I was happy to take a look at what had been predicted. The psychic, Amber Ja Lee, predicts there will be an earthquake in Manchester. Today an article has [...]

Bickering skeptics, give me a break!

10 October, 2011 // 23 Comments

Is Sally Morgan a fraud? I don’t know. Neither do you. There seems to be an almost smug undercurrent on Twitter and Facebook at the moment, with people continually pointing out that none of us can prove that Sally Morgan is a fraud and until we can we shouldn’t suggest so. Although it is true that calling her a fraud or charlatan is [...]


9 October, 2011 // 17 Comments

The last week or so since the accusations against Sally Morgan were made public and the news spread all over the place and ignited much discussion I’ve watched as people have swarmed to her Facebook groups and online discussion forums and similar to talk about what has happened. Many have posted on Facebook groups set up by fans of Morgan to [...]

Sally, we’re not going to hang you…

29 September, 2011 // 3 Comments

Sally Morgan has mentioned on Twitter that the press coverage and reaction to the allegations that she cheated at one of her shows is akin to ‘a modern day witch hunt’. I personally find this comparison to be distasteful and wonder how Sally can view herself as a victim of a ‘witch hunt’ when it she who brings it upon [...]

The Denkfest Blogging Panel

15 September, 2011 // 2 Comments

I have just discovered a video by Youtube user ‘SwissTopper’ from the blogging panel that I was part of at the Denkfest last week. The panel took place on the first day of the conference, and although it was 90 minutes in length this video is a selection of the ‘best bits’. [...]

A blogger blogs about Denkfest

12 September, 2011 // 7 Comments

There is a  lot to be said for people who will pay to visit the beautiful city of Zurich and spend most of their time sitting in a darkened hall geeking out on science – however one word would be sufficient to sum them up, and that word is diverse. It took me a while to think of that word; a word that would do the last four days justice, as [...]

Six feet under

31 August, 2011 // 3 Comments

I noticed a ‘click-through’ to my blog that came from a forum called ‘World of ghosts’ so I clicked it out of curiosity and noticed that one of my blog posts (called ‘Dear New Ghost hunter’) was being discussed there. There’s nothing new with my posts being discussed on forums that cover paranormal [...]

Dear new ghost hunter,

28 August, 2011 // 13 Comments

You’ve decided to become a ghost hunter and so have applied the title to yourself because after all there is no mandatory training or registration to go through. You just need a team name (maybe), a website and you’re done. You can check out other ghost hunting team websites and maybe buy the same bits of kit they have, and copy their [...]
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