Archives for July 2012

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 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 2009 Pew … [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 ideas … [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...]

Strawberry-Mint Pizza, Dangerous Ideas And Meeting Legendary Tweeter Oskar

Profs And Pints On What Makes A Dangerous Idea - some highlights before you read the Storify of all the Tweets from the night!Firstly, I promised the crowd that I'd post a link to this video which Richard recommended - The Forbidden History of Unpopular People (Why Free Speech is Worth The Price):BOOKS I MENTIONED ONSTAGE:The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters by Mark Henderson. The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told Is Wrong by Dr Brooke Magnanti. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and the … [Read more...]

Ogden Nash – On A Good Dog (But Posted For A Cat)

A member of the skeptical community (if there is such a thing is a debate for another time) lost a friend today and even though this poem by Ogden Nash is clearly about a dog... vale Count Linkovich.On a Good DogO, my little pup ten years ago was arrogant and spry, Her backbone was a bended bow for arrows in her eye. Her step was proud, her bark was loud, her nose was in the sky, But she was ten years younger then, And so, by God, was I.Small birds on stilts along the beach rose up with … [Read more...]