Archives for August 2012

Science Week In Perth! Check Out Sound, Origami, Comedy And More!

There's an event or two I'm attending starting this weekend - and even one I'm helping out with! You can see the full list over on the Science Week site for every state, but here's a few highlights that are happening locally:WA Launch Of National Science Week - Scitech this Friday 10 August. Senator Evans will be in attendance, as will Minister Day and both will be available for open-question interviews directly after the launch in a door-stop format. The launch will be supplemented with an … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Bill Bailey – Love Song

This one is for the very nice people over at Ottawa Skeptics, who hopefully won't get any more spammers! … [Read more...]

The Geek Manifesto On Curiouser And Curiouser – And Scope Of Skepticism Now Out On Amazon Kindle!

Two announcements!Firstly, head on over to the CSICOP website column Curiouser and Curiouser - to learn more about The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson: Sturgess: One of the other things that I thought was a key to your book was, of course, the libel case and Simon Singh. Do you think that there always has to be a “Simon Singh,” to prod people to be activists? Henderson: This is where the optimistic half of the book comes in. My argument is that politicians abuse or misrepresent or misuse or si … [Read more...]

University Student In Perth? Atheist? UWA Or ECU? Events For You!

Here's three announcements!Is Life Meaningless? UWA Atheist And Skeptic Society  Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 7:00pm Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia You are invited to a debate by the UWA Atheist & Skeptic Society and the UWA Christian Union. Both clubs would love you to come along and enjoy a great debate on an important topic. The debate will ask the question "Is Life Meaningless?" - an interesting topic regardless of your worldview! The debate will go un … [Read more...]

Olympic Boats – For The Digital Cuttlefish (Audio Possibly NSFW)

Because, well, they're the Digital Cuttlefish.Boats from Francis Higgins on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Not-So-Live-Blogging Event Evaluation Workshop – Australian Science Communicators 2010

Please note - this is from July 29th, 2010 - but since a friend was chatting about assessing outcomes in terms of science outreach, I thought I might pop this older post over here rather than have to dig it out again! It's also very relevant in the light of this recent Conversation post about the influence of the Curiosity Landing on engaging with science.Today I headed into Curtin University, after getting rather lost in the maze of building-works that is happening around the science and … [Read more...]

The Randi Show – TAM 2012 Memories

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A Few Screenshots In Celebration – #MarsHangout #MarsCuriosity

Many thanks to everyone in the Google Hangout who made this happen for us around the world:   … [Read more...]

Virtual Landing Party For The Curiosity Lander – Live On YouTube/Google+!

Here you go - click play and go live! … [Read more...]

Global Atheist Convention 2012 – Geoffrey Robertson – Freedoms of Speech and Religion in the 21st Century

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From Sex And Religion To Space And Science Podcasting – Two Episodes From The Token Skeptic!

Here's a double-special for listeners of the Token Skeptic podcast!Firstly, Episode One Hundred And Twenty-Nine – On Confessions of an Ex-Mormon Ex-Polygamist Ex-Wife – It’s Not About The Sex (My Ass!)Joanne tells their crazy story with humor, satire—and insight. You’ll share her angst over sharing her husband. You’ll meet her “sister wives,” a prophet calling himself a “celestial stud service” who seeks divine guidance on threesomes, and apostles who dress in weird robes to curse the White H … [Read more...]