Genetically Modified Organisms
Jul19

Genetically Modified Organisms

Everyone knows that genetically modified foods are bad for you, right? I mean, they must be because non-governmental organisations such as Friends of the Earth say so and just look at their name! They’re “friends” of the Earth for flip’s sake and “friends” never get things wrong or lie, do they? It’s very easy to believe “friends” and other NGOs, and it’s very easy to...

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Bigfoot And The Soup
Jul13

Bigfoot And The Soup

America has TV programmes dedicated to discovering Sasquatch or Bigfoot (but not the Yeti, of course, because everyone knows that the Yeti doesn’t exist. Silly!) This is because America has bad TV programmes. But America also has good TV programmes and one of them that I like – although I still can’t find anyone else in the UK who watches it – is The Soup on E! channel. The really good thing about The Soup is...

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Trouble At The Sunday Assembly
May11

Trouble At The Sunday Assembly

I never was a fan of the idea of The Sunday Assembly, an attempt to provide a non-religious alternative to church modelled very closely on church itself. It’s a bit like vegetarian burgers or sausages; why pretend to be something you’re not? Don’t look like a burger if you’re not a burger. Be your own foul-tasting thing. Have you thought about soya-based dodecahedrons? And it isn’t just the churchiness of...

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Magnetic Power Insoles
May06

Magnetic Power Insoles

Thanks to a tweet by Dr Adam Rutherford I was introduced to the amazing Lunavit Magnetic Power Insoles walk-a-netics. The insoles apparently work by combining reflexology – a thing that doesn’t work – with tiny magnets – things that have incredible power to affect your body if you are mostly made of iron, which you aren’t – to produce something that is more than the sum of its parts. Or, at least,...

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UFOs And The Nation Of Islam
Apr08

UFOs And The Nation Of Islam

There are a lot of religions out there which is pretty strange if you’re an adherent to one that purports to proclaim the one and only truth with the one and only all-powerful creator at its midst. And because there are a lot of religions it’s not particularly feasible for anyone to keep track of them all so sometimes it comes as a bit of surprise to learn about a new one or learn some new fact about the practices of one...

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The Deadly Doppelganger
Mar01

The Deadly Doppelganger

Does seeing one’s double mean imminent death? That’s the question being asked by a doctor of medicine and the question being answered by a dispenser of fantasy at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. First, from the doctor of medicine: I am a doctor of medicine She’s definitely a doctor of medicine. [I]n 2010, I met a psychic from whom I sought advice because I have been seeing a ghost in my sleep, and it feels real. For...

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