Comments enabled and future projects

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Just a quick note to say that I've enabled comments on many of the pages on this website. I haven't put them in blog entries (I don't have a way at the moment of doing that with this web software) but they are present at the bottom of most of the Anomalies articles. They're also present on The Great Secret page and Chloë's Quantum Quest. This gives interested parties the opportunity to leave some feedback that's hopefully friendly and positive.

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While I wait for feedback to roll in from the graphic novel (digital version), I'll be working on an animation project. I'm keen to do an animation in the style of the videos made for BBC 4's philosophy season which are also available on YouTube. I'm a big fan of these videos (created by the team at Cognitive in Folkestone) and I'm keen to do one in a similar style that explains and promotes one of the theories present in the Great Secret graphic novel. Unfortunately, as this will take quite a few weeks, the science fiction comedy material and Chloë's Quantum Quest will have to sit on the shelf for a while. Juggle juggle juggle…

Science warp at the BBC

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Science is brilliant. I love the fact that a scientist doesn’t give empty opinions, but bases them on factual evidence that he or she always supplies along with his or her opinion. Also, that if someone else gives an opinion that the scientist knows to be false, the scientist will explain why it’s false and offer up the evidence to support their view. When this is combined with a desire to educate and inform, such as often occurs on the BBC, the results can be hugely praiseworthy.

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Something though seems to have gone horribly wrong with the BBC’s balanced reporting of scientific information this week. Their most popular video article concerns ‘the five second rule’ for food dropped on the floor. In it, Sophie Van Brugen, with the help of Dr Ronald Cutler, sets out to discover if the following rule is true, that ‘if you pick up food dropped on the floor within five seconds of it falling, you’ll be safe’. It’s a popular idea, as illustrated above from the wikipedia - ‘five second rule’ entry. Read More...

Sketch for Radio 4 show 'Newsjack' - David Cameron hires a zombie

Here's another sketch I've sent to the Radio 4 Newsjack programme. Old cuddly David gets satirised again... Read More...

Sketch for Radio 4 show 'Newsjack' - David Cameron cooks breakfast

Here's a script I've sent to the Radio 4 Newsjack programme, a snippet of political satire... Read More...

Just the two of us - TV comedy script

During last month and this month, the BBC have been running a television sitcom or 'narrative comedy' competition. Even though I haven't had much luck with the BBC up to now, I'm still very keen to keep trying. For this competition, the BBC wanted entrants to write a one page description of a narrative comedy idea along with a sample episode of between fifteen and thirty pages. The full details are here at the Laughing Stock website. I've now submitted an entry called 'Just the two of us'. Read More...