I thought I’d give a plug to one of my favourite podcasts, Skeptics With a K (or SWAK for short). Hosts and Merseyside Skeptics Society members Mike Hall, Michael “Marsh” Marshall and Colin Harris examine the latest issues in the skeptical world, which can include anything from religion, science, alternative medicine and paranormal bullshit to … [Read more…]
In my previous post, I commented on Morrissey’s disgraceful comparison of the victims of the recent terror attacks in Norway to animals killed for consumption in fast food restaurants. I thought that the egregiousness of this comparison, and the concept that humans are more important than other animals was self evident. Apparently not. My comments … [Read more…]
Ex-Smiths front man Morrissey has been courting controversy once again. Following on from last week’s horrific events in Norway in which 76 people were killed, he decided to address the crowd at a gig in Warsaw on Sunday with these words: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, … [Read more…]
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to get an invite to an evening reception at the brand new Museum of Liverpool. Not being a native Liverpudlian, I found it very informative to learn about the history of the city, and overall I was very much impressed. Highlights include a scale model of what the … [Read more…]
I’ve just received news that I’ve been hoping to share since February: following on from the great success of this years event, it’s been confirmed that the Question Explore Discover conference (QEDcon) will be back in Manchester on the 10th and 11th of March next year! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, they’ve also revealed … [Read more…]
Poor homeopaths, they aren’t feeling too well as of late. The ASA has given them an ultimatum to sort their websites out and the 10:23 campaign thwarted their “Let People Choose” campaign by pre-empting it with their own “Let People Choose” website, dispelling the fallacy of allowing homeopathy on the NHS as a matter of consumer … [Read more…]
I’ve come up with something for Norwich City fans: a Twitter Autofollower. If you register for the service, it will follow people who tweet #yellowarmy and #ncfc for you. So far it’s generated over 47,000 followings. It’s possible that I could do something similar for skeptics, I suppose.
I can’t express how angry I am with the News of the World right now. It seems like the whole country is furious with them, and with perfectly good reason. According to a Guardian report, their reporters hacked into Milly Dowler’s voicemail, presumably in order to hear messages from distraught friends and family. When the … [Read more…]