Papers/Presentations

Selected Papers

“Have you Heard? – The Rumour as Reliable” in “Rumours and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age,” Routledge (Forthcoming)

The Curious Case of Freeman Dyson and the Paranormal, Skeptic, Volume 14, No. 2, 20081.

“Urban Legends”, Craccum, issue 22, 2000

Book Reviews

Review of “Inferno”, by Dan Brown, at the Berlin Review of Books

Voodoo Scholarship on Voodoo Histories, Scoop Review of Books, 2009.

A Reader’s Guide to Conspiracy Theory, Scoop Review of Books, 2009.

Selected Presentations

“We’re All Conspiracy Theorists Now! – New Zealand Rationalists and Humanists presentation, March 19th, 2013

“Rumour Has It: The Rumour as Reliable,” The Political and Social Impact of Rumours (Singapore), 2010

“The Role of Endorsement in Conspiracy and non-Conspiracy Theories,” AAPNZ2009 (Palmerston North)

“The Slippery Slope of Conspiracy Theories” (link to video), Skeptics Conference 2009 (Wellington)

“Saving the Paranormal from the Laws of Science” (link to video), Skeptics Conference 2008 (Waikato)

“Presenting the Conspirators of the Conspiracy (Theory),” Department of Philosophy Seminar Series, University of Auckland, 2008

“Have Your Heard: Rumours and Conspiracy Theories” (link to audio), Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference 2007 (Auckland)

“Conspiracies Then, Now and Tomorrow: How Do Past Instances Affect the Likelihood of Similar Events Now?” University of Canterbury Post-graduate Conference, 2007

‘Presenting the Conspirators of the Conspiracy (Theory),’, Graduate Seminar Series, Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, April 9th, 2008.

‘Have You Heard? Rumours and Conspiracy Theories’, presented at the Australasian Association of Philosophy (New Zealand Division) Annual Conference, December 3rd, 2007.

‘Conspiracies Then, Now and Tomorrow: How Do Past Instances Affect the Likelihood of Similar Events Now?’, Philosophy Postgraduate Conference, University of Canterbury, February 9th, 20072.

Notes

  1. Formerly: ‘Saving the Paranormal from the Laws of Science,’ presented at the New Zealand Skeptic’s Conference in Hamilton, September 26th, 2008 and at the Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Auckland, September 17th, 2004
  2. And as part of the Graduate Seminar Series, Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, March 21st, 2007.

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