SkepTrack Video – High-Tech Snake Oil

One of the excellent lectures that featured at Dragon*Con - I didn't get to see this in person, but I met Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff later at another event and he was very cool. This lecture is worth catching, even months later, and thanks to SkepTrack - it's here!Technology makes a lot of promises. Sometimes those promises are too good to be true. Learn about technological misfires, mistakes and outright scams with Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic – Transcript Of Interview With Sharon Hill Of Doubtful News Blog

While I’m taking a break to focus on work – here’s a few transcripts from the Token Skeptic podcast. I’ll return to a regular schedule in February, but you can check out the podcast at www.tokenskeptic.org and forthcoming articles out on the JREF Swift blog and the CSICOP Curiouser and Curiouser column.Taken from Token Skeptic Episode Ninety – On Doubtful News – Interview With Sharon Hill: Sharon Hill is a geologist and author of the Doubtful News Blog, which focuses on science and pseudoscienc … [Read more...]

The Dresden Dolls Perth January 2012 At The Astor – Now On Token Skeptic YouTube

In case you didn't know, I make films for my Token Skeptic YouTube site as well as vodcasts for the Token Skeptic podcast.I've made a LOT of films - mostly about the conferences I go to, the Science fairs I work at and my travels around the world. There's occasional ones about pretty things: such as peacocks, a United Nations made entirely of dachshunds and musicians playing the typewriter.Oh, and how you can avoid being hit by a car due to an impossible triangle sculpture.This is just t … [Read more...]

In Celebration of the First Of Three Friday The Thirteenths This Year…

Fold your own black cat! Instructions here and animation version here.Thanks to 'Giving Blog' for the find. … [Read more...]

Doctor Who (With Didgeridoo) Theme

Cover of Doctor Who theme tune by Australian trio Manta. Thanks to Daniel. … [Read more...]

Skepticism Exemplified

The title of this blog-post is credited to Sharon Hill. A link to Ben Radford on CFI's "A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper" with RileyGate: Lessons Learned. Skepticism is a big tent, and there's room for all styles and personalities, from philosophers to investigators, from Penn & Teller to The Amazing Randi. Diversity (in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, point of view, etc.) is a strength, and I'll continue to fight for it. The type of skepticism I want to be a part of - and that I … [Read more...]

Jessica Ahlquist Wins Prayer-Banner Lawsuit.

Jessica Ahlquist has won her lawsuit, with the religious mural in the auditorium at Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West to be removed.Context - "Jessica Ahlquist, Rhode Island Student, Confident Her Side Is 'Very Strong' In School Prayer Mural Suit" - Huffington Post in October last year: PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A 16-year-old atheist said Thursday she is confident the law is on her side in her fight over a prayer mural that she wants removed from the auditorium of her high school. Jessica Ahlq … [Read more...]

Twelve Months Without Polio In India

On January 13th 2012, the world will reach a remarkable milestone in the fight to eradicate polio – 12 months without a single case of polio for the first time in India’s history. ...One of only four remaining polio endemic countries in the world, India has battled to get the upper hand in the fight against polio. As recently as 2009, India recorded the highest number of polio cases in the world. Many said it would never stop the spread. But since then, nationwide collaboration has changed this s … [Read more...]

Triple J’s Hottest 100 Magic With Lawrence Leung: Golden Ticket

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NSFW – His Name Is James Bond (And He’s Kind Of An Ass)

H/t to Jennifer Ouellette for this find. … [Read more...]

The Joy Of Books

Happy birthday to Donna "Ms Information" Mugavero for the 14th January. … [Read more...]


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