QED Tickets are selling out fast – #QEDcon

QED, a grassroots driven skeptics conference, is scheduled to take place on 14-16 Oct in Manchester, and tickets are selling out fast. They just sent me this email … QED 2016 tickets selling quickly—get yours before they’re gone! Tickets to QED 2016 are still on sale, and already we’re set to be the biggest QED … Read moreQED Tickets are selling out fast – #QEDcon

FBI have asked the elderly to stop knocking Oregon militants on their ass

The title says it all, and yes, I confess that I did indeed quite enjoy reading this. The story is about Robert Saunders, a 79 year old retied teacher and devoted birdwatcher, who was out checking on some owls. While doing so he was confronted by an armed Oregon militant who quickly got in his face and … Read moreFBI have asked the elderly to stop knocking Oregon militants on their ass

Skepticism 101: Learned Opinions are simply not enough

I was offered the following quote, by a believer as “evidence” for god … “A little science estranges a man from God. A lot of science brings him back.”  – Francis Bacon. Would somebody really claim something like that? Yes they would. So there you have it then, somebody famous said it so it must be … Read moreSkepticism 101: Learned Opinions are simply not enough

Defining the scope of Skepticism

Barbara Drescher, a cognitive psychologist and also a JREF board member, has a fabulous posting over on her blog entitled, “On Skepticism: Its Definitions and Scope“. In it she outlines some spot on definitions and has also listed after it a vast wealth of material. I struggled with this one a bit, normally when I find … Read moreDefining the scope of Skepticism