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Mark Horne

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Mark Horne is a board member of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He currently works as Development Manager at a university and has been a fundraiser, copywriter, researcher and campaigner.

Sine Missione, and the conspiracy theorists who use graffiti to spread pseudoscience

From 5G fears to antisemitism and QAnon - graffiti that promotes conspiracies around Liverpool and beyond are more harmful than you think.

2019’s ‘The Mandela Effect’ is a stylish, shallow exploration of a rather silly conspiracy theory

While Mandela Effect believers seek fantastic explanations, the mundane truth is that our memories are far less reliable than we'd like to believe

Blackpool’s ‘Chariots of the Gods’ park is built on racist assumptions about the past

By celebrating the long-debunked claims of Erich von Däniken, Blackpool's new entertainment park perpetuates deeply racist assumptions

Nesta Helen Webster: the far-right author who popularised the antisemitic Illuminati conspiracy

The Qanon movement regurgiates old antisemitic tropes that echo back to the Illuminati conspiracy theories pushed by Nesta Helen Webster

‘The Secret’ to a bland romance is: victim blaming, apparently

Katie Holme's Law of Attraction rom-com is a relatively benign affair, but the philosophy behind 'The Secret' has cruel and grim implications

How to start having better arguments, according to the evidence

What does the evidence tell us about how to engage with people we disagree with? Mark Horne and artist Matt Kemp find out.

How to Cook That, with Ann Reardon: cooking tutorials with baked-in skepticism

Ann Reardon's uber-successful cookery YouTube channel smuggles in good, solid skepticism among the Spongebob Squarepants cakes

Behind the Bastards, with Robert Evans: an infectiously enthusiastic dive into the darkness

Behind the Bastards is an irreverent and upbeat dive into often extremely dark subject matter, delivered with infectious enthusiasm.

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