The blogs by Michael Heap summarise and discuss important principles and themes of skepticism. You may find these useful if you are new to skepticism and wish to know more.

Lumping everything together

Why do sceptics lump all these things together – astrology, homeopathy, acupuncture, the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs, sightings of Elvis Presley, etc.?Read more...

Freedom to believe

Does it matter if people subscribe to significant beliefs that have little evidence in their favour or are most certainly wrong?Read more...

Strange beliefs and mental illness

If you believe something is true (2+2=5) are you suffering from a psychotic delusion or simply misguided?Read more...

Scientists should be skeptical about science

Good scientists should adopt a skeptical approach to reports of scientific observations and research findings that have important consequences for our understanding of the world. Read more...