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Lecture 13- Significance

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Education, General, General Science, Health, Paranormal, Psychology | No Comments »

Hi all, I've posted another lecture on YouTube. This one is all about Significance - what does it mean to say that a scientific result is significant, and what happens when you get that wrong? You can watch it here :

New Lecture Completed!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Posted in Education, General Science, Psychology | No Comments »

I've finally finished the fourth lecture in my "Understanding Science" series. It's live on YouTube now, at the following location: It's a bit shorter than the first few. Now that I'm a bit more settled in the new house, I'll ...


Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 Posted in General, Psychology | No Comments »

I was going to post this a while ago, but I thought the topic had died away. However, seeing as it’s back, here’s my thoughts. For those of you who haven't heard, check out the original thread on Skepchick here, ...

Skeptical Heresies #8

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 Posted in Creationism, General Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion | No Comments »

8. People don't care enough about the truth It’s taken as pretty much a foundational principle of scepticism that the truth is a valuable commodity and it’s something that we should all aim towards. The argument is that we ...

Skeptical Heresies #7

Monday, April 18th, 2011 Posted in Creationism, Education, General Science, Psychology | No Comments »

7. Skeptics are seen as boring and/or angry I remember listening, a few years ago, to a senior British politician complaining about how it was shocking that (then Conservative Leader) Ian Duncan-Smith was voted out despite the fact that he ...

Skeptical Heresies #4

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Posted in Creationism, Education, General, Psychology, Religion | No Comments »

I've almost finished the sixth of my presentations - this one is on abiogenesis. But for now, here's another skeptical heresy: 4. Some skeptics do not have education as their goal Yes, you know who I'm talking about. And that's my point. The ...

Skeptical Heresies #3

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 Posted in General, Psychology, Religion | No Comments »

I'm in the middle of recording the next presentation in my lecture series on Science and Creationism, but I thought I'd add in the third of my Skeptical Heresies. 3. Sometimes it's rational to behave irrationally This one is a bit subtle, ...

Psychic Detective Monitor

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in Paranormal, Psychology | No Comments »

My "psychic detective monitor" has been going haywire recently, picking up several changes to the psychic detective site in the last few months.  And best of all, I found this gem. Yes folks, there's some good news - you too ...

A Formula for Happiness

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 Posted in Creationism, Psychology | No Comments »

I came across this video of a talk by Dan Gilbert at the TED Conference.  His talk, called "Exploring the Frontiers of Happiness", examines the way in which human beings estimate their own happiness and, more importantly, what would cause ...

Unconscious incompetence

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Posted in Psychology | No Comments »

There is a wonderful and highly informative scientific research paper in the field of psychology which was mentioned to me twice in the space of two days, so I thought I absolutely had to comment on it. If I believed ...