Five years ago I wrote a blog post about a ghost hunting team called Worsley Paranormal who think they’re the bee’s knees. The post was called Unethical Ghost Hunters Play Detective and focussed on how this team claim to be solving mysteries related to child murderer Ian Brady and how their treatment of the surviving relatives of the murder victims was unethical and distasteful. It remains one of the most read articles on my entire blog.
The folks over at BigThink.com recently shared a video in which Bill Nye answers a question from a woman and her son about ghosts.
‘We have a question on your perspective on ghosts, and what you think happens to your life energy after you die. Is it just pushing daisies?”
It presented a great opportunity for Nye to respond to a question that many people have asked through the centuries. Continue reading
There has been a lot of discussion lately of Neil deGrasse Tyson and his ideas that the solution to all the problems of society could lie in the formation of a land ruled only by evidence based policy and law. Rationalia, he calls it. A world ruled by evidence based policy sounds good on the surface but Popsci has a great breakdown of Tyson’s arguments and explains why it’s actually a bad idea. They do this using evidence, ironically. Awkward… Continue reading