The World Has a New National Flag: Burma/Myanmar

The unveiling of a new national flag often signifies a dramatic change in world politics. It could relate to the birth of a new country (such as the recently independent Montenegro), or a country looking to move on from it’s dark past, for example Rwanda. Sadly, the recently adopted flag of Myanmar (Burma) appears to … [Read more…]

When Uri Geller Failed

When James Randi was interviewed by Robin Ince at TAM, Randi regaled us with a story about Uri Geller appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1973.  He was due to bend a few spoons with the power of his mind, and determine which film can out of ten contained some water using … [Read more…]

TAM London Review Part 1

The weekend of October 16 and 17th saw The Amaz!ng Meeting come to London. Run by the JREF, it promised two days of “science, critical thinking and entertainment in the heart of the city”. I was a TAM virgin, so my expectations for the weekend were sky high. On the whole, the meeting lived to … [Read more…]

Jim Humble renames Miracle Mineral Solution

My personal highlight of TAM London 2010 was Rhys Morgan receiving an award for his campaign against Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). In case you don’t already know, Miracle Mineral Solution is nothing but a 28% solution of sodium chlorite. Users are instructed to mix it with citric acid. This produces chlorine dioxide, a powerful industrial … [Read more…]

Photos from TAM

I got to meet lots of friends and people I admire at TAM, here are a few photos.   Update 18/09/2015: this page used to feature a picture of myself with Graham Linehan. However, it has been brought to my attention that Graham Linehan has recently publicly supported a self-confessed paedophile. I utterly detest and … [Read more…]

TAM lives up to it’s name!

Wow, The Amaz!ng Meeting has just finished, and what an amazing meeting it was! With one notable blip, it was wall-to-wall critical thinking, combined with some genuinely inspiring moments. I’ve just got back, and obviously cannot do the event justice right now, but I’ve taken plenty of photos so stay tuned for more detailed write-ups. … [Read more…]

I’m off to TAM

Well, the time has come for me to head down to that London for The Amaz!ng Meeting. I’ll be there for the whole weekend, so please say hello if you bump into me. To give you an idea of what I look and sound like, here’s a video I made shortly after the 10:23 protest … [Read more…]

Supporting the BHA’s “Census Campaign”

The good BHA (the British Humanist Association) are campaigning for a change in next year’s national census. The problem? The question “What is your religion?” leads to a very distorted picture of the state of religion in the UK. As the BHA explain on their website, asking “What is your religion?” implies that you DO … [Read more…]