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Archive for October, 2008

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 ...

Bad Science

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Posted in Bad media, General Science, Health | No Comments »

If you don't do anything else I ever tell you, then make absolutely sure that you read Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Science".  Just to make it easier for you, here's the link. Dr Goldacre is a trained medical doctor, ...

Some new slides

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in Creationism | No Comments »

I've put up some slides on 'dinosaurs and man' and 'education' on the presentations page. Check out the tab at the top of this page.

Ahhh… weekend

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Posted in General | No Comments »

I've finally managed to get five minutes to update the blog. It's been a realy hectic week without time to sit down and take five minutes to myself.  I'm afraid work on the Hovind slides has stalled. I'm hoping I'll ...

Paul Taylor – A Review

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 Posted in Creationism | 2 Comments »

The summary paragraph for this talk, hosted by the London Skeptics in the Pub group, included the following final line: "The illustrated talk will argue that even those who don’t accept their conclusions should recognise that there is a solid logic ...

Creationist Apologism

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I've just got back from the London Skeptics in the Pub meeting, with a speaker, Paul Taylor, from Answers in Genesis, the US-based creationist organisation. Basically, it was like watching a car crash in slow motion - the same old ...

Who’s to blame?

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 Posted in Natural Computation, Politics | No Comments »

I was wondering today about the global financial meltdown. Everyone seems to be crying out for someone to blame. Most of the time, people blame those who are more successful than them, so it's the city bosses with huge salaries ...


Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 Posted in Creationism, Politics | No Comments »

I was reading the BBC Coverage of the US Presidential debate last night when I noticed something strange. Come to think of it, it's something that I've noticed in every single one of the debates so far.  Though most commentators ...


Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 Posted in Creationism | No Comments »

I was just finishing off the next in my line of presentations, on botany, when I came across this quote: "when the interpretation of scientific data contradicts the true history of the world as revealed in the Bible, then it’s the ...

Browne’s ‘Fraud Rating’ jumps sharply

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 Posted in Internet, Paranormal | No Comments »

 Here's an interesting discovery over the last week: Sylvia Browne's fraud rating has suddenly shot up by over three times! Between 29th September and 6th October 2008, despite a fall of nearly 5% in the number of web pages mentioning her ...