Tag Archives: skepticism

Astrology

So, Whereas astrology is a load of complete dingos’ kidneys which makes no sense in terms of the empirically established laws of astrophysics; and Whereas double blind tests have repeatedly shown that most people will automatically identify with generalized descriptions of … Continue reading

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Irrational Exuberance, New Space, and Jaime Holding a Bucket of Cold Water

So as you know, I really like space. And I am as excited as anyone to think about new developments in space exploration. However, I am in a minority of the international space community when I admit that I’m not at all sanguine … Continue reading

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Picking Things Apart

I like picking things apart. As far as I am concerned, dissecting illogical or unsupported arguments to figure-out why or when they don’t work, is one of life’s true pleasures. Which is why I’ve been in a bit of a … Continue reading

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“Parascience” And The Problems of Modern Physics

Every few years, I like to go back to watch Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World and its sequels in order to remind myself that (contrary to Penn & Teller), it’s possible to make a skeptical documentary without being a condescending jackass*. … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Arguments I Have Ever Heard

I should be preparing for my defense, but honestly, I feel like I would be ready to go right now if I had to do so, and endlessly rehashing the same information is hurting my brain. So instead, I’m going … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude.

Believe it or not, dear readers, there are certain times whereupon this blogger (in spite of her politeness and generally sunny disposition), can apparently seriously piss people off. One such incident took place about two and a half years ago. … Continue reading

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Not This Again

A few hours ago, someone I know on facebook, apparently without any sense of irony, posted the following macro: Now, I actually find this one to be fairly humourous, on account of the fact that it actually does sound very … Continue reading

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