Sunday Assembly is not enough

7 May, 2014 // 11 Comments

‘The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles and mean contentment, has kept humanity in helpless [...]

Review: Ghost Hunting – A Survivors Guide

4 May, 2014 // 2 Comments

In ‘Ghost Hunting – A Survivors Guide’ author John Fraser demonstrates his knowledge of ghost hunting history, presenting a great overview of the past 2000 years of ghost hunting and how it has shaped into the modern landscape of multi-disciplinary paranormal research. He asks early on ‘Does the inclusion of more people [...]

In defence of YOLO

4 May, 2014 // 2 Comments

I’m 16. I’m standing outside of my school and in my hand is a piece of paper telling me my GCSE grades. A mix of C’s and B’s. Average. My then-friend has achieves E’s and D’s. She is crying. Her life is ruined. Fuck, I’m not ready for this shit I think. ‘It will be okay’ I say, trying to [...]

Only douchebags go ghost hunting at POW camps

29 April, 2014 // 3 Comments

A ghost events company called Compass Paranormal have come under fire from angry customers after a recent overseas ghost hunting event they held at Colditz was not as advertised and was, in general, apparently a bit crap. In response someone claiming to represent Compass Paranormal has made a comment suggesting they are taking legal action [...]

Abortion, AIDS, and Sarah de Nordwall on The Big Questions

27 April, 2014 // 2 Comments

This morning on BBC One’s The Big Questions (Episode 15 of Series 7) Sarah de Nordwall of Catholic Voices defended Joseph Ratzinger (the previous pope) and his argument that ‘the distribution of condoms aggravated the problem of HIV/AIDS, rather than helping to contain the virus’ [Source] by herself claiming that abstinence was [...]

A hat tip

25 April, 2014 // 7 Comments

Over at the Huffington Post Rodney Schmaltz has written a great piece called ‘Battling Psychics and Ghosts: The Need for Scientific Skepticism‘ in which he discusses how society are constantly ‘bombarded with pseudo-science’ in various forms. He points out that ‘people who buy into these pseudo-scientific claims are [...]

Retiring Project Barnum

23 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have retired Project Barnum, the no-frills resource that educated people about psychic trickery for a number of years. There are several reasons that led me to this decision and I wanted to discuss some of them here. Project Barnum was first launched when the drama about whether Sally Morgan had used an earpiece in a Dublin show was going [...]
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