Aye, there’s the rub. A dub dub.

One of the reasons, it’s been said, that the rationalist/skeptic movement haven’t swollen their membership in the same way as say, an organised religion, is that there’s no obvious focal point for them to congregate at.  So in 1999 a group called Skeptics In The Pub was formed to provide …

And now, boxing results…

Before we get on to the riveting topic of the post, amid all the talk of Movember I thought it might be prudent to acknowledge the moustachial efforts of a fine band of individuals, being they who grew a mo this year and raised funds for charity. What an ace …

The biggest bong known to man

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Y’know sometimes when you do something which is just straight-out cool, and you know you’re gonna remember for the rest of your life?  Well, that! I read on the HIGHLY EXCELLENT “Ian Visits” blog that it’s possible to arrange to take a tour of the Clock Tower at the …

It had to be him…

I suspect this is going to be one of those posts that begins with “I don’t normally get involved in such things, BUT…”.  Hmm. OK, it would be safe to say that the recent televisual goings on involving Harry Connick Jr. in Australia have been quite well publicised, and possibly …

Simplify

I buy too much Stuff! Was looking for something in my room the other day and was disturbed by the amount of Stuff that I had to shift out of the way in order to look for whatever it was.  A seriously disturbing amount of Stuff.  The trouble with e-commerce …

Someday my plinth will come

So today marked the beginning of Antony Gormley’s “performance piece” on the empty plinth on Trafalgar Square.  The idea is that for the next 100 days anyone can apply for a 1 hour spot to mount the plinth – a focal point in one of the most photographed places on …

Evidence shmevidence

OK, so one of my favourite particle physicists – Dr Simon Singh, author of “Big Bang” (the best book I’ve ever read on the development of understanding of the origin of the universe) – is in a spot of legal hot water at the moment surrounding a comment piece he …