Archives for January 2012

The Dog Park

Beautiful Day at the Dog Park from Kelsey Wynns on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Game Of Thrones – Season Two Trailer

This one's for Sara Mayhew, to keep her spirits up. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Interview With Alain de Botton – On Religion For Atheists

There's been a recent spate of blogposts here on Freethought blogs (some in verse, by The Digital Cuttlefish - The Grandest One Of All and An Atheist Monument? Or, On Herding Cats), which address the claim that Alain de Botton has been proposing an "atheist monument" or "temples for atheists".Today I got a response to my questions to the author - he will be touring Australia in February:There's a growing number of books that bring a greater understanding (or at least awareness) of atheism to … [Read more...]

Marvelous Martina Responds To Margaret Court

In response to Margaret Court's earlier op-ed - Don't deny us same-sex marriage laws, says Martina Navratilova: ...People (the straight ones) often ask: Why are people gay? I say, well, why are people straight? There is no straight answer here, so to speak. Human sexuality is multi-faceted, complex and quite fluid; genes play a part as well. How much? Who knows? But that's not really the point anyway.Perhaps of the many things you said in your opposition to granting same-sex marriage rights … [Read more...]

Have Slinky-Drop – Will Do Token Skeptic Podcast Interview About It!

Now you've seen it? Go download the latest Token Skeptic podcast interview with Derek Muller, all about the methodology behind Veritasium science videos. … [Read more...]

On The Ledge – A Panel Discussion On Atheism At Dragon*Con 2011

Moderated by Derek Colanduo - features JREF's D.J. Grothe, NCSE executive director Eugenie Scott, Margaret Downey of The Freethought Society, and Barbara Drescher. It focuses on the "definition of skepticism as well as the missions and scopes of the organisations promoting skepticism, secularism, and atheism" - which is taken from Barbara's review of the entire convention which features over at Skeptrack at Dragon*Con 2011. … [Read more...]

Milton’s Friendly Guide To The Apostrophe

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Token Skeptic Podcast – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE

You've noticed every skeptical podcast is talking about climate change denialism? Here's something a little different: Episode One Hundred And Two – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE.Stephan Lewandowsky is a Winthrop Professor and an Australian Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is the co-author of the The Debunking Handbook: now freely available for download at the Skeptical Science website. During our discussion, Merchants of Doubt: How a Ha … [Read more...]

Kids On The Slope – Sakamichi No Apollon

Staff: Director: Shinichirou Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) Script: Ayako Kato, Yuuko Kakihara (Stitch TV series) Character Design: Nobuteru Yuuki (Vision of Escaflowne, Chrono Cross) Supervising Animation Director: Yoshimitsu Yamashita (House of Five Leaves, Hyouge Mono) Music: Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus). … [Read more...]

An Atheist Australia Day

Thanks to Protium for this find. … [Read more...]

Atheists, Secularists, Skeptics And Feminists! Upcoming Australian Book Events You MUST Catch – Melbourne And Perth

I have to tell you. Some brilliant, unmissable events are coming up next month and it's going to go like this:MELBOURNETuesday, 2 February, ‎6.30pm: Russell Blackford: Freedom of Religion and the Secular State -  BOOK LAUNCH. RSVP essential places limited and seats already half gone! Head to in Melbourne will be Alom Shaha, at the Wheeler Centre on the 27th February - more details at the Embiggen Books blog and at the Wheeler Centre site. … [Read more...]