The Problem With Militant Debunkers

22 November, 2015 // 12 Comments

Militant Debunkers. They’re different from good skeptics because I say so and you can take my word on this because my opinions are right. I’m kidding of course, but this is the reasoning I see again and again from people who support or believe in certain paranormal ideas and claims, and it’s ridiculous. It’s an easy way to [...]

Toowoomba Ghost Chasers: Turning Your Shitty Ghosts Into Clickbait

3 October, 2015 // 2 Comments

If you don’t carefully manage the paranormal-themed pages you ‘like’ on Facebook you could end up with a constant stream of rubbish ghost photos in your feed that anyone with an ounce of sense would recognise to be faked, photographic artefacts, camera faults, or misidentified objects within the photo causing illusions. Just [...]

A Closer Look At The Alternative Census Stats On Ghosts

22 August, 2015 // 2 Comments

Regular readers may recall that I recently bought Chat It’s Fate magazine in which I found a fabricated ghost photograph. I am now going to admit that I also bought the September 2015 issue of Spirit and Destiny magazine. I don’t know why, but I did. Just accept it, okay? There was one story in the news section that caught my eye in [...]

Sally Morgan Said What?

12 July, 2015 // 1 Comment

We are meant to doubt. Doubt makes us ask questions and because of that it gives us answers. — Sally Morgan (@SallyMorganTV) July 11, 2015 Sally Morgan regularly dismisses the criticisms and questions from people who doubt her claims to have psychic ability. She ignores the requests to allow her abilities to be tested [...]

Humanist Ghost Busting: A Clarification

11 June, 2015 // 1 Comment

A short while ago I wrote how I am a Humanist ghost buster and this confused a few people who seemed to think that I was mistaking humanism with humanitarianism. While I understand that suggestion I can assure you that I am not mistaken when I talk about my discovery of humanism shaping the way in which I conduct my paranormal research. A [...]

Ghost Hunters vs. Paranormal Investigators

17 May, 2015 // 4 Comments

Confirmation bias, according to its Wikipedia entry, is ‘the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses’ and we’re all prone to this bias even when we think we’re not. In fact I think it’s fair to say that we’re really good at thinking [...]
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