Sir Says, ‘God created the World’ – Questions About Teaching The Controver[sies] In Schools

Recently I read a link via Twitter about allowing a homeopath to present to a group of schoolchildren and I had some doubts about the wisdom of teachers doing this - primarily because I don't know much about the context of what the students really knew about the topic (and whether their parents, and other staff members knew of the lecture, but I guess you can ask on the site) - and also because of ongoing debates about teaching claims like creationism in schools. Are they equivalent? Here's … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Christopher Hitchens On Q TV

Unrelated - condolences to not only the family and friends of Skip Evans, formerly of the NCSE, but also to the "first Romana", Mary Tamm, who played "Time Lord Romanadvoratrelundar" from 1978-9. … [Read more...]

The Scope Of Skepticism Book – Interviews With Prominent Skeptics, Now In EBook Format

I did say it was in the works - The Scope Of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations From The Token Skeptic Podcast ebook is now available at Lulu.com and will be available via Amazon as a Kindle too very soon. With over a hundred interviews conducted for the Token Skeptic podcast, one question remains open: what makes a skeptic a skeptic? Kylie Sturgess interviews an eclectic array of celebrities, personalities, politicians, activists, artists, scientists and "unsung" contributors, all … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Written By A Kid – Goth Boy

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Little Kitten – Rymdreglage: Unbox And Sort 100 Boxes Of Lego

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Articles For The Morning – Science Denied, Sounds Sciencey And Skeptic Outreach

Science Denied: Why, in this age of scientific marvels, are creationism & antivaccine movement going strong? Tuffs Magazine: The facts of evolution may be written in stone and bone and DNA, but close to half the American public “accepts a biblical creationist account of the origins of life,” according to the Pew Research Center for People & the Press. Evolution is just one front in a broader conflict between science and individual belief. Climate change is another: according to a … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – View From The International Space Station At Night

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Congratulations To Marian Call – And Slau In Skeptical Briefs On Pseudoscience In The Audio Industry

Firstly - congratulations to Marian Call for not only funding but massively funding her tour of Europe! As of four hours or so ago - she did it! Well, we all did it! Hooray! After 50 United States & Canada, Marian Call sprints to Europe to record a LIVE ALBUM. Our heroine is undaunted by that ocean thing. WE ARE FUNDED!  I have no words but thank you!  I have worked so hard for this, and you guys have met me every step of the way, surpassing my every expectation. ...So I need ALL the … [Read more...]

IQ2 Debate: The Parthenon Marbles Should Be Returned to Athens – Features Stephen Fry

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Little Kitten – 28 Days Later, In One Minute, One Take

I'm completely worn out today and trying to remember everything I need to catch up on... but I remember promising someone (who? No idea) that I'd post a link to this old favourite of mine: … [Read more...]