Notes On “The Curious Legend of the Grade Z Ghost”

The idea for this story began with an image taken from an item from the 1980s era TV show “That’s Incredible”. Unusually for shows of this kind, this segment actually set about debunking a paranormal tale, in this case, the story of The Amityville Horror. The specific image I’m referring to is that of a… Continue reading Notes On “The Curious Legend of the Grade Z Ghost”

My Answers To 31 Questions For Atheists

Steve Shives put me on to this series of questions for atheists by apologist Matt Slick. (Unfortunate name, I know, but let’s try not to hold that against him.).  I’ve done this before, with a series from Today’s Christian. Slick’s list of questions, 31 in all, is more involved, though some of the questions strike… Continue reading My Answers To 31 Questions For Atheists

Five Stupid Things About Faith Healers

I have strong personal reasons for disliking faith healers. By now, I’d have probably lost my grandmother anyway, but when she died in 1988, she still had at least 5-10 decent years left. She threw those years away because of her belief in Christian Science. I understand why she couldn’t abandon her beliefs in spite… Continue reading Five Stupid Things About Faith Healers

The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks of Italy

Update (3/26/2015): Amanda Knox and Raffele Sollecito were acquitted today by the Italian Court of Cassation. So ends their legal nightmare. I wish them both the best going forward, and I’m glad the Italian justice system finally did the right thing. I wish they’d done it before trying almost every possible wrong thing, but I’m still pleased. Fifteen… Continue reading The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks of Italy

8 Signs That You Are A Conspiracy Theorist

THEY made me write this. Just kidding. No one made me write this. Or did they? All right, enough. We can all recognize the conspiracy theorist. Sometimes we’ve ended up trapped in a corner with them while they prattle on about how Barack Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii or how the Trilateral Commission got together… Continue reading 8 Signs That You Are A Conspiracy Theorist