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Psychic Readings are True

Psychic Readings are True

Yes, it’s a deliberately sceptic-baiting title. The plan is: it winds people up, they point out how I’m wrong and I learn something. I’ve not completely mad though. Obviously not all psychic readings are true. It would take an enormous talent to...
Applied Cold Reading

Applied Cold Reading

I took a weekend off to attend a course in London on Applied Cold Reading. The course was given by Ian Rowland, who might be familiar to some readers as ‘Ian who from where?’, for everyone else he’s the author of The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading....
Barnum and Bunkum

Barnum and Bunkum

I’ve been thinking over the Project Barnum debate, as seen on Jourdemayne‘s blog. It’s a good example of how two intelligent people sincerely trying to work out what is best can disagree. Following allegations against Sally Morgan, should psychic...

Another Petition

This time in support of Simon Singh. I thought quite a bit before putting this up. While I support Simon Singh, I have doubts about Sense About Science. Sense About Science is loosely connected with Spiked Online through Living Marxism, which seems to think...

Blogging and the English Law

A guest appearance from the law. Photo (cc) Jürgen Schiller García. First a disclaimer: My legal qualifications go as far as an A-Level I did at nightclass. Nonetheless I’ve been reading a few posts recently on English law by other bloggers and they all seem to...