George Carlin Has a New Comedy Special

It is indeed rather surprising to discovered that standup comedian George Carlin has a brand new comedy special that includes lots of new material. It is up on YouTube and completely free. As a Carlin fan, I really wanted to be both delighted and also excited, but I’m not. Why is it surprising? Well basically … Read more

How can you effectively debunk False Beliefs?


You will encounter people who sincerely and very deeply assure you that something that is very obviously not correct is a fact. You don’t need to think very hard for examples. Here are a couple of very obvious ones: The objective of this posting is not to have a go at “them”, nor is it … Read more

New Optical Illusion – The “Expanding Hole” – How does it work?

This one is both fun and yet also interesting. The source is a newly published scientific paper, hence the scope here is not simply entertainment but rather it is being used as a tool to explore what is going on inside our brains. First the illusion itself. Look at the image below (You can find … Read more

Bizarre Claim: Unicorns and Flying Fire-Breathing Dragons are real

Ark encounter

The above title is not a parody, somebody is seriously making that claim under the banner of “science”. To be clear, the use of that word is not the scientific data-driven sciency stuff that you will find in credible science journals, but instead is “science” as taught by Answers In Genesis. Who? It comes via … Read more