Tagged: humor

There Must be Board Games in Heaven - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 14, 2014

Advocates of the paranormal often complain that skeptics are close minded, so in the spirit of open mindedness I wondered what might be another explanation (other than chicanery or delusion) as to why mediums and psychics appear to communicate with the dearly departed through vague statements, and asking if anyone knows someone with the initials “J” or “M”. The only … Read More

Skeptical Tarot Cards - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 11, 2012

My sister reads tarot cards. This causes great mirth among my skeptical friends, and, as my uncle so sagely put it, makes for some really interesting conversations at family occasions.However, in spite of our disagreement over tarot and many related beliefs, we still maintain a healthy respect for each other and share a good sense of humour. Consequently, I could … Read More

Academic Bloopers - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 16, 2012

This morning I overheard someone describing a spelling mistake they saw on a restaurant menu, where “bowels of rice” were advertised. This got me to thinking about various errors I have come across in academia. Careful with spell check Reading a synthetic organic chemistry paper I discovered that towards the end of the experimental section there was a method which … Read More

Sexual Re-orientation Achieved Using Homeopathy - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 01, 2012

In a breakthrough that is likely to be as controversial as it is incredible, researchers at a little known Texas research institute have revealed a chemical free cure for homosexuality based on the widely accepted therapeutic practice of homeopathy. ‘After years of thumping our remedies against a bible, we wondered what would happen if we actually used the bible IN … Read More

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