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Exmination: ‘Ye Olde Man’ ghost video

16 February, 2014 // 8 Comments

UPDATE: I didn’t get this quite right but Bryan and Baxter did a recreation here. Someone has sent me a link to the video that you can watch below and I smell a rat. It seems too good to be true, and when it seems too good to be true that’s usually a good indication that it is… For those unable to watch the video, a camera is [...]

Good Thinking Society: Funding for SitP

5 February, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was skeptical of the Good Thinking Society’s £500 award for Skeptics in the Pub group that is being judged at QEDcon this year. Announced on their website yesterday, the Society said If you can come up with an idea that requires this sort of funding you’re in with a chance. All you need to do is submit a short proposal (max 200 words) [...]

Herding cats & Golden ducks

4 November, 2012 // 7 Comments

Trying to organise skeptics is like herding cats – it’s an analogy I’ve heard many times. Often the only thing those who identify as skeptics have in common is their skepticism about certain subjects. People who identify as skeptics disagree about many things and, of course, those who are skeptics can be irrational about a number [...]

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 [...]