Snake Oil and physics

Interesting programme last night by Derren Brown , exploring the willingness of spiritual/New Age/alien-abductionist/evangelicals in the US to accept Brown (under assumed identities) as a possessor of spiritual abilities, which of course fit with their particular school. To his credit Brown did not mock them, although by demonstrating mediumship, laying on of hands and remote viewing … Read more

Rhyme of the month & mobile phone revenge

I had to pass this on. I’m collecting some lyrics for the Out of the Bedroom site. Tommy MacKay sent me some for his song My Beautiful Ninja, which contain this wonderful rhyme (for which a Scottish accent is necessary to make ‘beer’ a two-syllable word): I was in the best of health Thirsting for … Read more