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My current lack of posting comes down to three things; I have internet issues, I have work to do and I have a Cold.

The last seems self-explanatory; the other two not so much.

Internet issues: Sometimes the Internet and its peoples frighten me. I was just reading a post on NZConservative about how lesbian mayors are ruining morality for the rest of us and it made me want to cause damage to the peoples who `live’ in such a space. I suspect I am in an angry place at the moment and thus easily annoyed by even the most trivial and banal stupidities expressed by people who you think could know better. I suspect a lot of this anger comes from the Cold; bad sleep, bad breathing; bad mood.

Work: I’m a little behind on my work at the moment, although I seem to be catching up again. The current chapter is taking longer to write up than I anticipated, mostly because I keep encountering issues and writing on them when I should really be leaving them for other sections of the thesis. I’m getting stuck on material that I don’t need to be currently stuck on and occasionally that only becomes apparent when you start writing a concluding paragraph and realise you’ve jibbed when you meant to tack.

I also have the presentation to prepare for the Skeptics Conference. I’m a little too used to the material and am constructing a newer version of the presentation that assumes the audience knows less than I usually think they do. Not because I think my audience will be morons but because I don’t want to be accused (as I have been here1 of crimes epistemological. It also gives me reason to update a few examples and build new slides.

I like slides.


  1. Because I am not on the `Facebook’ (and am not currently enamoured of the idea of joining) I have no recourse, it would seem, other than engaging in the academic version of speaking very slowly and loudly

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.