Tag: Fun

How well do you know the Christmas story?

The Christmas story is as old as time. But how well do we know it really? Test yourself against these twelve questions.

“While I can’t definitely say that gods don’t exist I am more certain that they don’t than I am that the sun will rise tomorrow.”

My friend Gordon is an atheist and a reader of this blog. Recently in a comment on a previous post, he made the above comment. It is still holiday time, I’m a nerd, and I enjoy a challenge, so I wondered whether I could analyse the science, and the belief. People with dedicated serious minds […]

Miracles and probability: the adventures of a maths nerd

I am a bit of a maths nerd – I enjoy using spreadsheets and graphs to analyse and illustrate. But I can’t claim much expertise – I did once obtain a Distinction in Statistics at Uni, but I’ve forgotten all of that now. So while writing up some material on healing miracles (see Healing miracles […]

Enjoy your spam!

Spam is ubiquitous on the internet. Offer an email address or a comment box and a spambot will attempt to make use of it. If you can’t beat them, at least find some humour! Recent spam comments on this blog (which don’t make it through) have been on behalf of a bewildering variety of commercial […]

Enjoy your spam!!!

One of the occupational hazards of blogging is spam comments. You’d expect them to be from the usual sleazy suspects, but more often they’re from small businesses selling laptop batteries, obscure medicinals, and search engine optimisation, etc, hoping they’ll get a link from my site to theirs. Many have a very generic comment praising the […]