Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

I was going to let this pass without comment. In my experience, biased as my experience probably is, I find a lot of journalism involves somebody telling us what we should think, as justified by selective, edited, manipulated and misinterpreted [...]

Krugman’s April Fool

Krugman’s April Fool

I should begin by stating I am a sceptic, and I routinely check information and opinion by researching opposing views. No, no, no… I should begin elsewhere. I should begin by explaining why I think economics is more of a pseudoscience than a real science. No, no… that is not right either…

Encounter with Reportgirl

Encounter with Reportgirl

The saga of Preston Dirges continues. Valerie returns from her meeting with the COO to find Preston arguing with Kirsty, a.k.a. Reportgirl…

Between Heaven and Hell: Part One

Between Heaven and Hell: Part One

What is the afterlife like? An unlucky accident hurls neighbours Debbie and Nitin into the next world, which they find strangely reminiscent of the world they left behind…

Seeing the Light with the COO

Seeing the Light with the COO

Since joining Leading Edge Cables, Valerie has struggled to understand what her job is. Preston, her supervisor, seems unable to help. But when Doug, the Chief Operating Officer, calls Valerie to his office, she nervously hopes to get some answers…

Lady Emerald’s Prologue

Lady Emerald’s Prologue

She heard their voices. They sang, like a faraway chorus, carried by the breeze. Teetering at the edge of her mind, they whispered of needs, and dreams, and desires. These were not the voices she wanted.

Stories & Skits

Encounter with Reportgirl

Encounter with Reportgirl

The saga of Preston Dirges continues. Valerie returns from her meeting with the COO to find Preston arguing with Kirsty, a.k.a. Reportgirl…

Essays & Opinion

Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

Confirmation Bias In Action: The BBC turns 10% into 1%

I was going to let this pass without comment. In my experience, biased as my experience probably is, I find a lot of journalism involves somebody telling us what we should think, as justified by selective, edited, manipulated and misinterpreted [...]

Audio

A Visit from St. Away

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all round the flat, Not a creature was present, not even the cat. Most were out shopping, loading bags full of crap; There was no time for lazing, nor having a nap. The children [...]