Archives for May 2012

Little Kitten – The Seventh Doctor Who Plays Theme Tune On Spoons

Now, I could have sworn I posted this before... but apparently not. Jack Scanlan just posted a very tragic interview with Sylvester McCoy and it reminded me of the time I met the good Doctor at the last Dragon*Con...If you'd like to see a full one-hour panel interview with him, that's featured here. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Chemin Vert

In this fascinating short video titled Chemin Vert, Rome-based artist Giacomo Miceli takes you on a fascinating road trip through a warped version of Earth known as a polargraphic projection, that spans five continents and four seasons using footage extracted from Google Street View:  Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of maturation spanning a few years. Different techniques were employed in the beginning, involving long trips on the road across Europe while shooting time lapse … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Marmoset Song

Thanks to Eugenie for this one: … [Read more...]

Why Would Women Choose Not To Return To An Atheist And/Or Skeptical Convention?

There's two highly-recommended blogposts and a video AND a comment on a publicly-available Facebook discussion that have captured my attention recently - and they have prompted an additional question from me.From ICBS Everywhere - What Matters: Newsflash: The issues addressed by the JREF and other skeptic organizations matter to me. They matter to others. They “matter”.It is easy to wave the vague flag of liberal ideology, to throw out terms such as “marginalized groups” and claim to care abo … [Read more...]

In God We Teach – Documentary

A film by Vic Losick, "In God We Teach" tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of the controversy lead directly to the church & state arguments that are in the news this election year. With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others. Please feel free to stream, download, share, and embed the film … [Read more...]

Australian? Skeptic? Be A Part Of The Young Australian Skeptics Site!

I got an alert from Jack Scanlan this morning - you may be the person they're looking for! The Young Australian Skeptics are looking for a team of dedicated writers for a revamp of its blog in late July! If you'd be interested - or know someone who you think might be interested - in writing news and/or opinion pieces about alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, creationism, religion in politics, science communication, science education, atheism or any other skeptical topic: email (or get t … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast Overdoses On Pizza In Berlin (Show Now Out!)

ARGH, I gave iTunes a kick and the show should be out... It's episode #122! On Adventures At The World Skeptics Congress, Berlin.[...Yes, I am wearing my own brand t-shirt. I know it's tacky to wear your own 'band shirt', but I do love the logo. Besides, it rolls up in my hand-luggage very nicely.]On the last day of the Sixth World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, I conducted ten short interviews for the podcast. Interviewees featured in this show: The Hoaxilla Podcast and the Berlin Skeptics i … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Proteigon

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Autism, Pseudoscience And Skepticism – Now A New Development To Watch Out For

...just on the heels of my talk about pseudoscience, education, autism, etc. in Berlin...From Forbes, Steven Salzberg - Nobel laureate joins anti-vaccination crowd at Autism One: "It’s no surprise that Jenny McCarthy and Andrew Wakefield, leaders of the anti-vaccine movement, are speaking at AutismOne.  Much more surprising is the presence of Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier, co-discoverer of the link between the HIV virus and AIDS.  What is he doing at this festival of pseudoscience?Well, appar … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – A Film About Walking In Slow Motion

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Richard Dawkins’ Tribute To Christopher Hitchens – Global Atheist Convention 2012

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