science

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

8 June, 2014 // 10 Comments

Canadian scientists have proven that Ouija boards have mysterious properties, according to Take a Break’s Fate and Fortune magazine of July 2014. In their “Spooky Science” section they reported that ‘Scientists investigating Ouija Boards have come up with some fascinating findings. Researchers at the University of British [...]

I went to a Creationist Zoo for Darwin Day and this is what I found

12 February, 2014 // 24 Comments

The animals went in two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah! On this day in 1809 Charles Darwin was born. Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory, established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that [...]

Dr Jenner’s House: a betrayal of science?

26 January, 2014 // 4 Comments

Dr Edward Jenner is considered a hero of science. His work saved countless lives and his development of the first ever Vaccine (to prevent smallpox) eventually led to the eradication of the disease and the development of  the Science of Immunology which continues to save lives in the present  day. Pity then that The Jenner Trust see it as [...]

Bringing Bad Science to the Classroom

24 November, 2013 // 0 Comments

I recently held a workshop in my local library for children aged 10 years+ that was marketed as ‘How to be a Ghost Buster’. I taught the attendees how to spot faked ghost photos, misidentified ghost photos, and what a scientific approach to odd activity looked like. I taught them how dodgy human memory is, and we often see meaning [...]

A guide to ghost science

24 March, 2011 // 29 Comments

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 are methods that can be misleading and can provide false positives. Before I [...]

Using lasers to hunt ghosts

11 September, 2010 // 3 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Wiltshire Phenomena Research website about the latest ghost hunting fad, Green laser grids. You can read the article by clicking here. For those not in the know, Wiltshire Phenomena Research is the investigation team I helped to form back in 2005. As I’m sure many of my readers are aware, there is a trend [...]