We Apologise for the Inconvenience

This is the blog of an aspiring geek and a place to put some skeptic-y opinions/ramblings. How often I do this depends on how many shiny things are around.

skeptv:

Testing the “Shuzi” Sports Band

Merseyside Skeptics visit a local rugby club to put the Shuzi Flat Black Sports Bracelet to the test.

Stock footage supplied by:
The Royal Institution & iSaudeBrasil
used under a Creative Commons license

Music by
Kevin MacLeod
used under a Creative Commons license

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Reblogged from SkepTV

Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens debating against the motion that The Catholic Church is a Force For Good.(end result against the motion).

tannice:

Hayley Stevens & co. are targeting fraudulent psychics and mediums. Sign the petition!

 
Sign the petition!
With the debate currently surrounding alleged psychic Sally Morgan, and whether or not she was caught by audience members being fed information while on stage, one thing has become very clear. There is something very wrong with the fact that Psychics can use psychological tricks to exploit the vulnerable and grieving and are able to do so simply because the venues at which they hold their shows use an ‘entertainment only’ disclaimer.
Whether Sally Morgan is a cheat or not (we can’t know for sure) isn’t what we think is important; what is important is recognising how people can get into a situation where they might be cheated in such a manner. When a theatre’s profit becomes more important to them than being honest with their customers then there is something wrong.
We are collecting names from people who agree that theatre goers shouldn’t have to chance being tricked out of their money. Add your name today – we will be emailing this petition to all the theatres in the UK who are currently hosting psychic shows in 2011 & 2012 (our team have been hard at work finding them all, help us make this a success!)

tannice:

Hayley Stevens & co. are targeting fraudulent psychics and mediums. Sign the petition!

Sign the petition!

With the debate currently surrounding alleged psychic Sally Morgan, and whether or not she was caught by audience members being fed information while on stage, one thing has become very clear. There is something very wrong with the fact that Psychics can use psychological tricks to exploit the vulnerable and grieving and are able to do so simply because the venues at which they hold their shows use an ‘entertainment only’ disclaimer.

Whether Sally Morgan is a cheat or not (we can’t know for sure) isn’t what we think is important; what is important is recognising how people can get into a situation where they might be cheated in such a manner. When a theatre’s profit becomes more important to them than being honest with their customers then there is something wrong.

We are collecting names from people who agree that theatre goers shouldn’t have to chance being tricked out of their money. Add your name today – we will be emailing this petition to all the theatres in the UK who are currently hosting psychic shows in 2011 & 2012 (our team have been hard at work finding them all, help us make this a success!)