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Archive of posts tagged skepticism

Mystical Death Attempt Live On Air

This story has been doing the rounds recently and I have been fascinated and appalled in equal measure.  Sanal Edamaruku, the head of the Indian Rationalists’ Association (membership is currently over 100,000) volunteered to be killed live on air by someone using mystical magical holy super powers. Pandit Surender Sharma was the man who was [...]

On Scepticism

Image by ASurroca via Flickr I have been doing a little light reading recently, mostly online.  I don’t want to discuss the content of what I have been reading, though.  Instead I would like to discuss the reactions to the reading I have been doing.  The nature of true scepticism is to have an open [...]

The Full Facts book of Cold Reading by Ian Rowland

This is the post I had planned to make before I messed up.  As someone with an interest in the various tricks that psychics, mediums, tarot readers and similar use, Ian Brodie‘s suggestion that I read this book was welcome.  Ian Rowland is a very clear and concise writer and clearly has a love for [...]

The Churner Prize

Back in February, I discussed a book called Flat Earth News.  If you still haven’t read this book, please do so.  You will find yourself nodding your head and agreeing with so much of it; the book is all the more powerful because it is written by a journalist about journalism.  The snowball started by [...]