science

The Anti-Science Bias Of Ghost Hunters

11 April, 2015 // 6 Comments

I wrote previously about a research team at Clarkson University headed up by Professor Shane Rogers that seek to establish whether there is a link between air quality and strange experiences people often associate with a haunting or with ghosts. Rogers said “experiences reported in many hauntings are similar to mental or neurological symptoms [...]

Book Review: Abominable Science

4 April, 2015 // 1 Comment

Abominable Science! authored by Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero is one of those books that comes along and makes the world a better place. A rare treat that you didn’t know you needed until you had it in your hands. The combination of good research, good references and an honest, open-minded yet critical outlook turns Abominable Science! [...]

Is Mould Haunting You? Maybe, Say Scientists

3 April, 2015 // 3 Comments

This is really fascinating. Researchers at Clarkson University are studying whether the air quality in reportedly haunted buildings could contribute to the ghostly experiences had there by comparing samples from “haunted” buildings to air samples at “non-haunted” buildings. Medicaldaily reported that ‘since toxic [...]

Thoughts On The “Religion Flies Planes Into Buildings” Bullshit

14 February, 2015 // 6 Comments

Terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is ‘the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation’. According to the GTI, in 2014 alone 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks which is 61% [...]

Don Philips Plays The Science Game. Loses.

28 October, 2014 // 12 Comments

According to Mike Lockley of the Birmingham Mail, paranormal researcher Don Philips ‘has allowed scientists to pore over his unique talents and emerged with reputation untarnished.’ When I read this I had to do a double take – readers of my blog may be familiar with the issues I have with Don Philips and his research methods, so [...]

Scientists show that Ouija works! (Not)

8 June, 2014 // 12 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 // 25 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 [...]
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