QEDCon Ticket Fundraising At Hayley Steven’s Site

Every year, help is requested for people to attend conferences world-wide - Hayley Stevens once again gives the call to help people attend QEDCon in the UK: Another QEDcon approaches and tickets have gone on sale so I guess it’s that time again. Let’s rally together and buy conference tickets for those who can’t afford them! We’ve done it for *counts on fingers* lots of times now. Yeah…lots of times! (I have genuinely forgotten how many times I’ve done this. I think it is three?) Psst, Hayley, … [Read more...]

The Green Sheep Story (Airplanes And Kids)

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I was just having a conversation with @dingram  on Twitter, after Dr Pamela Gay posted a very cool photo of how much legspace she had on a 15+ hr flight. I don't often get that much space to stretch out, but it's fantastic when you do.While I've been chatting with advice about how to handle long-haul flights (which are inevitable for me - I'm in one of the most isolated cities in the world and it's easier to get to Asia than it is to get across the country), I was reminded of the story of the … [Read more...]

Fundraising For The New Token Skeptic Book!

There's some details, of course. You can find them at the IndieGoGo site:I'm the author of one self-published book on skepticism, secularism and atheism, published in 2013, called The Scope Of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations From the Token Skeptic Podcast . In 2014, I worked on creating the second book, which is still untitled. However, the chapters are written, the book is planned out... and I'd like to make it better than the first book. That's where you come i … [Read more...]

A Bit Of Gratitude Goes A Long Way

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Especially at the end of a tough day, it's the little things that count. So, I'm taking a break over the holidays to count some blessings and get a bit grounded again. Starting with: I had some nice things sent to me that I never had the chance to acknowledge - so thanks to Shelley Segal, First Dog On The Moon and Carbon Dating. I now have to clean my office this coming one-week-of-school-holiday so I can finally frame, pin up and admire from a non-messy-desk some of the following items: And I … [Read more...]

Podcast, Current Projects, On The Radio And More

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It's been a while since I blogged, but the first thing I should do (as many others have been doing) is direct your attention over to the request on No Longer Quivering: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2014/09/fundraiser-for-nlq-founder-vyckie-garrison/ Vyckie Garrison, the founder of this site No Longer Quivering, needs our help. Please consider donating to my friend Vyckie Garrison so she and the youngest five children can stay in their home. No Longer Quivering’s founder, Vy … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Space Oddities

Just out! If you enjoyed (or missed out!) on the Science Week fun over the weekend with #SpaceOddityOz, here's a great interview by Derek Muller for Science Alert. … [Read more...]

Podcast Out! Token Skeptic #186 – AFFBR Talk At MONA By Raphael Lataster

Now out over on the Token Skeptic site:On the 26th and 27th of July, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were represented at the inaugural Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion (AFFBR).Held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania, the aim was to bring together a diverse range of groups, communities and organisations to present a spectrum of beliefs and religions in contemporary society.Along with a number of groups, the AFA ran an information stall, a … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Tour Of Australia Announced

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From the Atheist Foundation of Australia:The Atheist Foundation of Australian (http://atheistfoundation.org.au), who successfully ran the Global Atheist Conventions in Melbourne during 2010 and 2012, are proud to announce the Unholy Trinity (otherwise known as Aronra, Matt Dillahunty, and Seth Andrews) will be touring Australia early next year.This is a great chance Australian fans in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne of these three great people to hear them speak and meet them in person. … [Read more...]

New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

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I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Weird Al – Foil

Everyone's talking about the slow release of videos from the new Weird Al album, "Mandatory Fun". But the original song that this is based on is a particular favourite of mine....especially what Weird Al does at the two minute mark. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On Safe And Secular.org With Michael De Dora

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Over on the Token Skeptic podcast #184, you can hear the latest episode of the show - here's what we discussed.As you may have heard in the news this week, the American Food and Drug Administration has given a controversial Houston doctor the green light to continue providing experimental cancer treatments.The FDA has lifted restrictions on a clinical trial run by Stanislaw Burzynski, who for nearly 40 years has claimed that he has discovered natural substances that can fight certain … [Read more...]


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