Carrie Poppy is one half of the Oh No Ross and Carrie podcast (previously), a skeptical look at fringe science and paranormal claims whose hosts distinguish themselves by their compassionate, open-minded approach to their subjects, fuelled in part by their upbringing in evangelical Christianity, a faith they’ve both since renounced.
In this Tedx Vienna video, Poppy recounts the curious and surprising story of a time when she thought she was staying in a haunted house (“what happened next” as they say “will surprise you”), and uses that as a springboard for a wonderful framework for skeptics to use when talking to people about their spiritual or paranormal beliefs — basically, how to say, “I don’t believe you” without being an asshole.
(via 3 Quarks Daily)
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