consciousness, altered sates & freedom of speech
THE WAR on ERROR
Debunking for all
Direwolves, dragons, lions & maths
A MYTHIC AGE
Standards of proof reporting the supernatual in the Middle Ages
THE OCKHAM AWARDS 2016
Plus all the regular features, reviews and columns from Chris French, Wendy Grossman, Michael Heap, Mark Duwe and Mark Williams
We’re planning a relaunch of this site with new fresh content, and are therefore moving out of date pages (some 18 years old!) to an archive. The old content still exists, where possible at the original address, and can be found using the search box on this page or your usual search engine.
quantum mechanics, quantum biology & the history of science
the return of Peter Popoff
CORRELATION or CAUSATION?
mozarella cheese & civil engineering
REVISITING THE SECRET
a psychological perspective on the self-help bestseller
You may have noticed some recent changes here. Technology has moved on in the 18 years since this site was launched, some of the systems we used were no longer supported and many of our visitors are now using smartphones and tablets. Therefore we have copied all the old content into a modern system that is easier to navigate and maintain, and restyled it with a “responsive” theme that works with mobiles. If you have used our online shop before you will need to re-register, I’m afraid. Apart from that all the old information is still here somewhere – the menus haven’t changed much and the search box now works for the entire site. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you like the new look.
The Ockham Awards were created by current Editor-in-Chief Deborah Hyde in 2012 to highlight and reward campaigning work by skeptics. As she wrote in Vol 23: No 4 “In the short time that I have been involved with skepticism in the UK, I’ve been stunned at the amount of energy and effort that skeptics put […]
the MONSTER of LAKE CHAMPLAIN
A Nessie researcher investigates one of the USA’s most enduring cryptozoological mysteries
LADDERS, WEBS & DEATH as RECREATION
Thoughts on the philosophical basis of death for entertainment
WIND TURBINE ‘SYNDROME’
The unfamiliar trajectories of scientific uncertainty – what’s wrong with asking bad questions?
THE OCKHAM AWARDS 2015
Hosted at QED in Manchester
The Chemistry of Ice-Cream
Plus all the usual columns, puzzles, reviews and features.