Critical Thinking

Shock announcement from credible source – NASA has discovered alien DNA

While surfing Facebook the other day, a posting that caught my eye was entitled … Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms My immediate thought was “That’s Bullshit”. If it had been via or some other similar dubious source then I would have simply rolled my eyes and moved on, but since this was coming from IFLScience (I Fucking Love Science), I was rather rather surprised, so I clicked the link to see what was up, and did wonder […]


Did Humans really land on the Moon?

The TL;DR; answer is that yes we really did it. Sadly however there are people who are quite committed to the idea that it never actually happened and that what we have been presented with is nothing but special effects. I recall once encountering a Moon landing hoaxer while attending TAM (The Amazing Meeting) in the US. It was 2010 and so at TAM 8 we have Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame speaking at one point. During his talk a chap behind […]


Proof of Alien Life on MARS … Pictures available

Various media outlets are reporting a rather startling revelation … Life on Mars? Alien ‘experts’ claim NASA images show ‘giant space worm’ Images from NASA show a cylindrical “space worm”, according to alien life research group Secure Team 10. The team compared two snaps captured by the Mars Rover – showing the same spot on the Red Planet’s surface. One appears to show an empty landscape, while the other image appears to show a “worm” burrowing through the surface. If your […]


Do we have any Credible UFO Claims?

As a kid I loved the idea of UFOs and so I fed myself on a constant diet of stuff gleaned from bookstores that would weave tales of ancient and modern aliens visitors, and I do not mean just the science fiction, but the claims of supposedly real aliens. It was all stuff that made many professionals familiar with such things cringe in horror at the way things were being bent way out of shape, but this was pre-internet and so the only […]


Are Atheists Afraid of God? 1

The author and Broadcaster, Eric Metaxas,  has chipped into the debate regarding the latest quite frankly rather daft claim within a new book by Larry Alex Taunton that claims that well-known Intellectual and Atheist Christopher Hitchens (pictured above) was seriously pondering the idea of a death-bed conversion just before he died. Given that his article is entitled, “Are Atheists Afraid of God?“, then it will be no surprise to discover that Mr Metaxas is a deeply religious chap who considers the book […]

Writer Christopher Hitchens in Washington, D.C., in 2010.

Weird Ideas: The Phantom Time Hypothesis

When it comes to utterly bizarre claims then the “Phantom Time Hypothesis” is one of those that does indeed stand out. Basically this was dreamed up historian Heribert Illig and first published in 1991. In summary, the idea is that roughly about three centuries of history (AD 614 to 911) never actually happened and that the history from these years is fiction that was invented by the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III. Starting in 1991, Mr Illig proceeded to continuously promote this idea right […]