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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.

The Canary Islands’ Black Pyramids: history doesn’t have to be an unsolved mystery to be interesting

A new book sheds light on the origins of the black pyramids of Güímar, and shows how there are better explanations than ancient aliens

The Lacerta Files and its reptilian hybrids show the persistence of appealing myths

Twenty years after it was published, the Lacerta interview continues to inspire conspiracy YouTubers, UFO believers, and all manner of extraordinary claims.

The conspiracy theorists scaremongering about UN Agenda 21 have obviously not read Agenda 21

Viral claims on social media warn of a grim, totalitarian future under the UN's Agenda 21... none of which even remotely resemble the real Agenda 21 goals

Coming to terms: the words believers, skeptics and the general public use differently

Sometimes it feels like skeptics are speaking a different language to everyone else - here's our guide to the times what we mean differs from what people hear

Paul McCartney and The Bates Method of eyesight restoration

While it might come with high-profile adherents like Paul McCartney, when it comes to improving eyesight, the Bates Method is good For No One

From chemtrails to COVID-19, Naomi Wolf’s prolific promotion of pseudoscience

Over the years, author Naomi Wolf has spread all manner of misinformation - from misleading statistics to chemtrails and COVID-19 conspiracy theories

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

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