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Crispian Jago

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Deborah Hyde (left) presenting the Ockham Editor's Choice Award to Crispian Jago at QED 2016.

Crispian Jago is an English IT consultant [1][2][3] and blogger,[4] and the cofounder of Winchester Skeptics in the Pub and the Hampshire Skeptics Society.[5] He has also contributed to The Skeptic.[6]

Jago runs a blog called "The Reason Stick" which has attracted over 4 million views. One of the most popular posts is a venn diagram of "irrational nonsense".[7]

He was longlisted for the 2011 George Orwell Prize for blogging for his blog “Science, Reason & Critical Thinking”.[8][9] In 2016 he won the Ockham Editor's Choice Award,[10] and in 2017 he won Best Skeptic Blog at the Ockham Awards for his blog “Always Look on the Bright Side of Death”.[11]

He is an atheist[12] as well as a skeptic.[13]

External links[edit]

Crispian Jago’s blog “The Reason Stick“


  1. Kat Arney (20 October 2020). Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the New Science of Life's Oldest Betrayal. BenBella Books, Incorporated. pp. 161–. ISBN 978-1-950665-51-8. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. "Alternative Tube Maps: Doctor Who". Londonist. July 18, 2011.
  3. "Summertime camps boom: The 'Godless alternative' for non-believers". The Independent. April 29, 2009.
  4. "Scientific Progress Drawn as a Subway Map".
  5. "Crispian Jago Strikes Again - The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense". archive.randi.org.
  6. "The Skeptic Volume 24, No. 1".
  7. Bellos, Alex (29 July 2019). "Did you solve it? The enduring appeal of Venn diagrams". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  8. "The George Orwell Blogging Prize Longlist". www.newstatesman.com.
  9. lists, Eric Blair-Long (March 30, 2011). "Crispian Jago". The Orwell Foundation.
  10. Hermes, Britt (October 19, 2016). "My first QED, and Naturopathic Diaries wins an Ockham Award".
  11. "2017's Ockham Awards for Excellence in Skeptical Activism". The Skeptic. 14 October 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-18. Retrieved 21 October 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Dean Burnett (1 May 2018). The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why. Guardian Faber Publishing. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-1-78335-131-2. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  13. Sean M. Carroll (2013). The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World. Plume. pp. 39–. ISBN 978-0-14-218030-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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