Monday, 9 June 2014

Catholic home for fallen women - 800 dead babies found in septic tank

This is shocking beyond belief. Words fail me.
This Catholic home for "Fallen Women" (Pregnant out of Wedlock) disposed of nearly 800 babies in a septic tank.
There are 10 other similar homes in Ireland, where there are an estimated 3,200 bodies of babies.
If this had happened in Serbia, Iraq or Syria, there would be an outcry for an immediate investigation into crimes against humanity. But when it's the Catholic Church, everyone turns a blind eye.
Police say "there is no criminal investigation at present as there is no evidence of a crime taking place".
WTF.... Apart from 800 dead babies in a septic tank.
The Catholics go to great lengths to prevent any abortion. But once your born, you'd better pray to God you're not in the care of the Catholic Church.


More Atrocities by the Catholic Church in Ireland



Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Skepticule Podcast 072 - The Susan Gerbic Special.

This is a special episode of The Skepticule Podcast with +Susan Gerbic  of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). 

A one-and-a-half-hour orgy of pure Guerrilla Skepticism.

We discuss with Susan the Who, What, Why, When and How of GSoW.

The Podcast Page and Show Notes are here:
http://www.skepticule.co.uk/2014/05/skepticule-072-20140513.html

Or you can go straight to the MP3 file here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/revup/Skepticule-072-20140513.mp3


Susan Gerbic

Susan Gerbic
http://about.me/susangerbic
Email:- gsowteam@_NOSPAM_gmail.com (Remove "_NOPSPAM_")

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.co.uk/

CSI 
http://www.csicop.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_for_Skeptical_Inquiry

Skeptical Inquirer magazine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeptical_Inquirer

Mark Edward
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Edward

Tim Farley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Farley

Skeptools
http://skeptools.com/

Iggy
http://montereycountyskeptics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/susan-and-iggy-honeybadger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

Independent Investigations Group (IIG)
http://iighq.org/

Jim Underdown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Underdown

Center for Inquiry (CFI)
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Inquiry

Dundee Skeptics
http://www.dundee.skepticsinthepub.org/

Brian Dunning
http://skeptoid.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Dunning_(author)

Skepticamp
http://skepticamp.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp

Penny For NASA
http://www.penny4nasa.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny4NASA

Jimmy Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales

James Randi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi

JREF
http://www.randi.org/site/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JREF

Neil deGrasse Tyson
http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson

Phil Plait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Plait

Carl Sagan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan

Ray Hyman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Hyman

Barry Byersteine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Beyerstein

Jerry Andrus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Andrus

Faye Flam
Coming Soon

Nathan Phelps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Phelps

Lawrence Krauss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Krauss

Simon Singh - pages edited by Vera de Kok & Leon Korteweg
Dutch: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Singh
English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Singh

Burzynski Clinic Wikipedia Talk Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Burzynski_Clinic

A Rather Embarrassing Night for Psychic Sally in Middlesbrough

Today is a great day for bad publicity.

It has been reported, allegedly that Psychic Sally may (or may not) have been communicating with the spirit of a lady who had passed over to the spirit realm in the 90s.... and was also alive and well and sat in the audience.

Middlesbrough was definitely not impressed.

Psychic Sally fails to impress Middlesbrough 
Get the full story at the Myles Power Blog:-
http://mylespower.co.uk/2014/05/18/a-rather-embarrassing-night-for-psychic-sally-in-middlesbrough/



Monday, 12 May 2014

Skepticule Podcast 71 - Interview with Mark Edward; Psychic Buster

We have another great interview from QED Con 2014. Mark Edward, Mentalist and Psychic Buster talks to us about Fake Psychics, their methods, preying on the gullible and the vulnerable and what we can do to stop these grief vampires.

Anonymous Steve's contribution discusses the BBC's uncritical documentary on how starlings use aromatherapy. Are the BBC presenting unscientific modalities as real science? 

Johno Pearce's contribution is a counter-response to our discussion on the ethics of vegetarianism.

The Podcast and the show notes are [Here]

... Or you can stream the audio [Here]


Mark Edward - Mentalist & Psychic Entertainer

Mark Edward
http://www.themarkedward.com

[Book] Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium
http://www.amazon.com/Psychic-Blues-Confessions-Conflicted-Medium/dp/1936239272

CFI
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/

Skeptologists TV Show
http://www.skeptologists.com/

QED 2014 (Lanyrd)
http://lanyrd.com/2014/qedcon/

English Defamation Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_defamation_law

The Odds Must be Crazy
http://www.theoddsmustbecrazy.com/

Belgian Psychic - Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift' YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I

Dunninger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Dunninger

Sylvia Browne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Browne

Hayley Stevens - The Barnum Project
http://hayleyisaghost.co.uk/retiring-project-barnum/
http://hayleyisaghost.co.uk/taking-out-garbage/

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.co.uk/

Susan Gerbic
http://about.me/susangerbic

Simon Singh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Singh



[YouTube] Weird Nature BBC Documentary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zbtvf

David Bellamy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bellamy

Incense from Nepal
http://www.essenceoftheages.com/stupa/stu1.html



Halal meat.
WARNING - Very Graphic.
http://skepticalprobe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/halal-meat-production-brutal-or-humane.html

Kissing Hank's Ass (2013)

Here's a great new version of a very old dialog.

Still remarkably relevant.

Skepticule 70 - Interview with Nate Phelps

The Skepticule Team attended QED Con 2014 in Manchester.

Nathan Phelps, son of the late Fred Phelps, founder of the (God Hates Fags) Westboro Baptist Church was kind enough to spend some time with us.

The Skepticule Podcast #70 includes a long interview with Nate.

The Podcast and the show notes are [Here]

... Or you can stream the audio [Here]


Nate Phelps speaking at QED Con 2014
Nate and me at QED Con 2014
[Photo by Susan Gerbic]


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Skepticule 69 - Abhishek Phadnis - Jesus and Mo

The latest Skepticule Podcast is out now and features an interview with Abhishek Phadnis, who wore a Jesus and Mo cartoon on his t-shirt at the university Freshers Fair (LSE), which resulted in him being removed from the event and in the cartoon being shown on BBCs Newsnight.

The Podcast is available here: Skepticule #69

Abishek Phadnis and Chris Moos

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Cancer Cure found in The Bible

Did our Creator “encode” a
on the 859th page of an ancient Bible?

Get ready for a dislocated face.

Not many people can tolerate this amount of face palming.

This long video is an orgy of Cancer Cure, Bible Code, Big Pharma Conspiracy, Miracle Healing, Naturopathy and Bullshit.

http://healthrevelations.net/HTML5/Encode_S_OL/

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Audible.com - Books for Skeptics

I've now got 3 unused credits on Audible.com.

Can anyone recommend any good audio books for my long commute.

The selections for Skepticism and Atheism are seriously under represented.

Search Audible for: 
Skeptic... 6 Matches
Atheism... 10 Matches
Freethought... 0 Matches
Bertrand Russell... 9 Matches
Carl Sagan... 1 Match

Whereas:
Chakras... 28 Matches
Prayer... 194 Matches
Miracles... 171 Matches
Ghosts... 498 Matches
Jesus... 379 Matches
Fairies... 365 Matches
Deepak Chopra... 86 Matches

It makes me so sad that Deepak Chopra beats Carl Sagan 86 to 1

At least Science beats Religion 692 to 206



Saturday, 19 October 2013

HOTS -vs- Hari Krishna.


In Town today (High Wycombe), the "Healing on the Streets" (HOTS) Christians were out in force. The
Idea is that you sit in one of their Prayer-Chairs. They pray at you one in each ear, they lay their hands on your shoulders, lift your palms up to heaven and after a few minutes.... Ker-Ching.... Your Cancer, Arthritis, Asthma is HEALED... So there's no need to go to the Doctor to ask about that lump that appeared the other day.

I was toying with the idea of volunteering so I could pretend Demons were coming out of my soul. I can't turn my head round 360 degrees, float up in the air or projectile vomit pea soup, but I sure could give the Saturday shoppers a good show and scare the shit out of the HOTS people when a routine Cancer healing starts to get out of control.

But just then, The Hari Krishnas turned up, about 20 of them, with robes, shaved heads and pony tails, drums, cymbals, an Accordion, painted foreheads and a truck load of enthusiasm.

They stood about 10 paces away from the HOTS posse and fired up the Hari Krishna song at max volume and max enthusiasm, jumping up and down, banging drums, and spinning round in a state of pure euphoric happiness.

The HOTS people were Not happy. They normally pray gently into each ear of their captive victim, but now they were having to shout their prayers over the noise of the Hari Krishnas.

This kept me thoroughly entertained for half an hour in spite of the fact that all the Krishna songs consisted of only two words sung in random order. The suppressed anger and chagrin of the Christians and the euphoria of the Krishnas was a recipe for a Pythonesque street battle.

Alas, the Christians kept their cool and all was well in High Wycombe.

My opinion of the Hari Krishnas went up an order of magnitude today. OK, they're still eccentric people with an unfathomable belief system, but they're fun, enthusiastic, happy and they can bang out a catchy tune and keep Saturday shoppers entertained without having to resort to false promises and un-testable claims.