Gunnar Tjomlid

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Gunnar Tjomlid
Born (1974-08-03) 3 August 1974 (age 48)
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Alma materDid not complete a bachelor degree, however did start several modules at university level. Self-taught skeptic.
OccupationWriter, skeptical activist

Gunnar Roland Tjomlid (born 3 August 1974) is a Norwegian skeptic, secular humanist[1] blogger, and author.

Early life[edit]

Tjomlid was born to a Norwegian father and English mother in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where he lived until he was two years old. He then mostly resided in Tonstad in Sirdal municipality.

He was a Christian and a believer in some pseudosciences before becoming a skeptic and an atheist.[2]

Blogging and podcasting[edit]

He started the blog Unfiltered Perception in 2006, which changed name to Saksynt in 2013.

He was on the panel of Norwegian podcast Saltklypa from 2010 to 2012.

In 2013 he published the book Placebodefekten[3] which is about alternative medicine.

In 2010 he received the award Tordenbloggen[4] and in 2014 he received an award in Vixen Blog Awards 2013.[5]


  • Placebodefekten – Hvorfor alternativ behandling virker som den virker, Humanist Forlag ISBN 9788282820516
  • Håndbok i krisemaksimering ISBN 9788243010741


External links[edit]

  • Saksynt – The blog of Gunnar Tjomlid