Many people are fine to live their whole lives treating death as a catalyst to a potential next step for their existence, some people decide early on that when you die that’s it. All done. No encore. Others believe in the existence of an afterlife …

Three days ago I launched a competition on this blog that offered participants the chance to win a Glow-in-the-dark Placebo Band after having some kindly sent to me in the post by SkepticBros. I asked people to submit the best ghost-themed haiku they could think …

They glow! Recently I received some ‘Placebo Bands’ in the post from SkepticBros to hand out to people to help spread the facts behind products such as ‘Power Balance’ bands that make grand claims that have no factual basis to them. I normally wear a …

Denkfest :)

6 April, 2011 // 4 Comments

I am extremely excited to be able to tell you, the readers of my blog, that in September I will be travelling to Zurich, Switzerland to take part in a panel about Skeptical Blogging as part of the four-day science and skepticism event known as …

US pastor Terry Jones has apparently said that we should all  “Hold Islam accountable” for the murders that have happened in retaliation for his book burnings. At least seven United Nations staff were murdered (with reports suggesting that up to 20 people may have actually …

Introduction My interest in the Bownessie Lake Monster case began when the news broke that kayaker, Tom Pickles, has allegedly taken a photograph of the monster. It was the latest in a whole series of sightings and investigations into the monster. I wrote an article for …

There are many people who claim to investigate ghosts using a scientific approach, but this is a claim that should not be taken at face value because a lot of people who make this claim are actually using pseudo-scientific methods without necessarily realising it. These …

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