False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

Rational people, it is said, should be able to spot a logical fallacy from a mile away, so I’ve watched, aghast, in the last few days as people (who are normally pretty balanced and fair about current events) are suddenly unable to see that they are guilty of this fallacy with their hand wringing about anti-fascist protesters being “as bad” as white supremacist and Nazi protesters. Continue reading False Equivalence is Trendy but it’s Not a Good Look

I Want To Believe: Will The X-Files Reboot Turn People Into Believers?

There have been lots of X-Files-related posts across my social media accounts recently as the relaunch fast approaches (with Greg and Dana of Planet Weird accounting for at least 70% of the Mulder and Scully stuff appearing on my Facebook feed.) Mixed in with these have been concerns from my more sceptically-inclined friends about what the return of Mulder and Scully will mean for the paranormal belief and susceptibility of the general public. Continue reading I Want To Believe: Will The X-Files Reboot Turn People Into Believers?

The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1

I’ve decided to trial a new feature on my blog called The Weakly Ghost Bulletin. It will be a week by week update on any ridiculous and weak ghost stories that have made it into the mainstream news in the past seven days. As this is the first bulletin of 2015 I am going to include the last ten days. Continue reading The Weakly Ghost Bulletin #1