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About theoreticalnovelty

Masters Psychology Graduate who researched the short- and long-term memories of my fellow chess players. Interested in reading about philosophy, physics, psychology, religion and alternative medicine. Am a keen and highly enthusiastic member of The Skeptic and Humanist Communities and have been the guest speaker for five 'Skeptics in the Pub' branches and The Humanist Society of West Yorkshire. I am aiming to become much more seriously involved in both the Skeptic and Humanist communities. I am also available to talk to schools, businesses and other organisations on matters relating to psychology, evolution vs. creationism/intelligent design and the role that chess can play in education. If anyone wishes to contact me, they can reach me at, on facebook at and on Twitter under the handle Hoppers163 - I very much look forward to hearing from you!

Evolutionary Psychology

Last night I had the pleasure of being invited back for episode two of Tom Williamson’s ‘Skeptic Canary Show’. Once again I was sat alongside fellow guest David James (whose blog is more than worth the entrance fee!) ; and special … Continue reading

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The London Psychology Collective – Addendum

After yesterday’s post about the London Psychology Collective; I received the following message from Richard Clarke, that contained some extra information about The Collective: “Cheers Paul very nice of you to give us a plug, I’ll add also that I … Continue reading

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What does Psychology have to say about Free Will?

Free will has been a topic that, in my experience, has crossed the boundaries of many subjects. Just recently, however, I first encountered some research regarding what Psychology can contribute to the discussion. Last month I finished reading ‘The Believing … Continue reading

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The London Psychology Collective

Apologies for the extreme gap between this blog post and my last one. This is due to more reasons than I care to remember. Hopefully I am back in business now and that the frequency of posts will be back … Continue reading

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A wealth of video resources – Introducing

Back in February 2012, I was invited to talk at Leeds Skeptics by the indefatigable Chris Worfolk. One point that I only found out a few weeks prior to the talk was that, if I wished, the talk could be … Continue reading

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Book Review – “Massive – The Hunt for the God Particle”

“Massive – The Hunt for the God Particle”     Quantum Physics, as far as I am aware, is regarded as a rather difficult subject to communicate to a lay-audience. However, I’m pleased to report that Ian Sample manages to … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method Revisited

    The first time I ever came into contact with the Skeptics Community was when I attended the talk of my very good friend Doctor Tom Williamson in Leeds (please check out his excellent blog at His talk … Continue reading

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