The 15th European Skeptics Congress, Stockholm

On the 22nd of August I flew from the UK to Sweden to attend the European Skeptics Congress in Stockholm. The first morning of the conference had Hans Rosling, international superstar of statistics, giving a talk on demographics and public perception vs reality. I was fortunate enough to have a long chat with Hans after […]

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Expanding rbutr to a website plugin…

Since the very beginning of rbutr there has been the obvious idea of creating a plugin for websites. A wordpress plugin, or some sort of generic bit of code that website owners could put on their website to integrate rbutr in to their website in some way…. But how would it look? What function would […]

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rbutr USA Trip Part 3 – Wrapping it all up

I have had to cut short this series of posts because it was taking up too much of my time to write them, and seriously, you all know that I have more important things to be working on…. ┬áSo here is the conclusion of our USA trip, as quickly and efficiently as I can present […]

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Wooaahhh… Long time, no update.

Thanks to the recent month spent travelling through the USA attending conferences, visiting national parks and presenting rbutr to crowds of people, I really haven’t provided any updates for a while, and a lot has been happening. Major Plugin Update First of all, because of my workshop at TAM2013, we rushed out a major plugin […]

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rbutr USA Trip – Part 2

Following on from our time in Colorado with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, we headed out from the Rockies, travelling west towards Las Vegas for the whole reason we were on this trip; The Amazing Meeting 2013. Crossing The Rockies We left our campsite early the next morning (Monday 8th July) and […]

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Real Ghostbusters: $1,000,000 to Prove Paranormal Existence? Don’t Miss TAM2013

Pic: kennymatic JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) has just published a promotional newsletter about the upcoming TAM2013 (The Amaz!ng Meeting) conference. I realise I haven’t really talked too much about TAM here, and haven’t really taken much time to promote the workshop I will be leading at the conference. I strongly encourage anyone to attend […]

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Our First Rebuttal to Reach 100 Rebuttings!

100 pages rebutted by a single rebuttal. A small milestone, but an important point of demonstration for the power of rbutr – now can the rebutted side reply? Can they undo all of the work with one well placed argument? View the 100 sources to 1 rebuttal page Thanks to the tireless work of one […]

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TAM2012 Presentation – Professional Edition!

I posted my hand-held camera version of the talk I gave in Tim Farley’s workshop on Crowdsourced Skepticism last year shortly after it happened. Well the official recording of the entire workshop came out recently, so here it is: My 15 minutes is the very last thing in the workshop if you wanted to watch […]

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Rebuttals, Argument, Debate, Balance and Corrections on the Internet

I spent a whole year looking for an application which found rebuttals for me before we started working on building rbutr ourselves. I was incredibly surprised when I never found anything which did quite what I wanted, and to this day, am a little surprised that still no one else has. However, that is tempered […]

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rbutr Talk at the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2012

Here is Shane Greenup talking at the Australian Skeptics National Convention about rbutr Shane will also be talking at the Centre for Inquiry event “JOURNALISM, CHURNALISM AND MEDIA BIAS” on Saturday the 15th of December (tomorrow!) in London.

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