The most appalling thing is happening : The Royal Institution building is going to be sold. It has reportedly been put onto the market to fund the debts created by former director Baroness Greenfield when she decided to spend £22M on a cafe and wine bar on the premises. These, along with event spaces, were [...]
What are the Golden Duck nominations ? Well the Golden Duck awards is the annual competition run by those splendid people at the Good Thinking Society to award the Golden Duck (of shame) to the person (or organisation) that has supported or practised pseudoscience in the most ludicrous, dangerous, irrational or irresponsible manner. And now [...]
And how do we manage this feat ? Well the first step is to sign up here : http://www.pledgebank.com/geekmanifesto4mp All the details on what’s happening and what to do and why are here : http://www.secondthoughtfortheday.co.uk/
I have already sent a copy off to Maria Miller the MP for Basingstoke so see if your MP is [...]
Dearly beloved Lords and Ladies of the skeptical persuasion,
it is with trepidation and barely concealed anticipation that I gently want to remind you:
We will soon have our second meeting of Skeptics of the Round Table!
(I know, exciting, isn’t it?) In order to celebrate this glorious occasion let us have a little [...]
As promised at the last Winchester Skeptics evening, I have set up a page where you can guess a date and time period when I crack and visit the nearest industrial cleaners.
All you need to do is donate a £1 and the winner (closest to when I wash/give up/die) gets 20% [...]
That outrageously clever chap Simon Perry has created a tool that removes all the hassle of submitting complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority and to the Trading Standards complaints system Consumer Direct about the claims made by quacks on their websites.
The tool is a plugin for the Google Chrome web browser. If you don’t [...]
Considering that the last time the Pod Delusion were in town, the much loved venue of the Roebuck had to shut, I am not entirely certain it is safe to let you all know that they will be back in Hampshire next month. This time the venue will be the Highfield Pub where they [...]
Hayley Stevens, with whom you may well already be acquainted from Righteous Indignation , also happens to be a founder member of The British Anomalistic Research Society and she, along with able sidekick Trystan Swayle, have a favour to ask?
If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who’re you gonna call?
Why do I hear so many lily-livered skeptic men wittering on about ‘free choice’ as if the vast majority of women in the damned hot, blinding, uncomfortable things have actually made a free choice.
What’s it really like? Here’s a glimpse.
I’m sure most of us would ‘choose’ to wear ‘appropriate’ dress, as [...]
Just been listening to the new Strange Quarks podcast hosted by Martin Robbins and Michael Marshall and during their interview with Simon Perry, Marsh asked the question “Would it be a good idea for a Skeptics in the Pub group to have a ‘head of complaints’ person ?”
What I think he meant by that [...]