How To Prove A Skeptic Wrong

7 October, 2015 // 3 Comments

I am a skeptic and, believe it or not, underneath these scales that I wear as a skin I am a human being and human beings are typically silly creatures. We’ve got these things called confirmation biases and our brains confuse us into seeing meaning where there is none and as a result we make decisions and claims that are irrational or [...]

FAO: Don Philips, the ghost hunter.

9 December, 2011 // 9 Comments

After my blog post yesterday about how some ghost hunters were behaving irrationally over the recent discovery of a buried cottage at Pendle Hill I thought it only right to let those I mentioned by name know I had done so. I think it’s good blogging etiquette to do so. In response, Don Philip has posted on his Facebook wall that I am “A [...]

Misleading the misled

10 June, 2011 // 6 Comments

Sometimes, when it comes to the world of ghosts and haunted houses and claims of paranormal phenomena, things are not as clear cut as they initially seem. Sometimes wrong and right aren’t options one can choose at ease and as a skeptic and a humanist I sometimes find myself resisting the urge to head-butt my desk and over and over at the [...]