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Final Presentation : Scientific Skepticism

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 Posted in Astronomy, Conspiracy Theories, Education, General, General Science, Philosophy | No Comments »

Hi all, The 14th and final presentation is now available on YouTube. It's on the topic of Scientific Skepticism. Please watch it here : I am also giving away my latest book entirely for free online. Please download a copy and ...

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 :

Lecture 12 – The Galileo Gambit

Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Posted in Education, General, General Science | No Comments »

I've just posted a new lecture in my Understanding Science. Get it on YouTube here :

Special Pleading

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 Posted in Conspiracy Theories, Creationism, Education, General, General Science, Philosophy | No Comments »

Hi all, Lecture 11 has just been posted. Get it while it's hot :)

Miscellaneous Updates

Friday, October 31st, 2014 Posted in Computing, General, General Science | No Comments »

Hi, I have a few updates that I thought I would share: - I have finished my new book - "Educating Newton", and am currently looking for a publisher. I'll update you on that when I get any further. So far a ...


Saturday, October 12th, 2013 Posted in General | No Comments »

Hi all, So I haven't posted anything this year, mainly because I've been working on some different projects. One of them is now available for your amusement: DungeonDelveXL. Yes, it's a fully-featured Role-Playing Game developed entirely within Microsoft Excel. ...

New Year Updates

Friday, January 6th, 2012 Posted in General | No Comments »

Hi all, This is a brief New Year update to let you know about a few things that I'm working on, which will become available here soon. Presentations - I'm working on a new presentation series called "Understanding Science". The idea is ...


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, ...

Objective Morality

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 Posted in General, Philosophy, Religion | No Comments »

I've just been listening to the debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig on the subject of morality. I must admit, usually Craig greatly impresses me with his rational argumentation - despite the protestations of people like Dawkins who ...

Skeptical Heresies #6

Monday, April 4th, 2011 Posted in General, Religion | No Comments »

6. The Infinite carrot & stick is unique - probably can't be duplicated by other means It can't be denied that the main motivation that is provided by religious belief is what I call the "Infinite Carrot and Stick" provided ...