Archives for November 2012

Alan Rickman. With Neil deGrasse Tyson. Talking Stars.

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New Token Skeptic Podcast – On Savita Halappanavar – Interview With The Skeprechaun Podcast

This episode focuses on my questions of the Skeprechaun Podcast - produced by two Irish skeptics Rebecca and Fionnula, looking at their excellent episode #33 called "For Savita". Both episodes contains potentially distressing content, as we both talk about the death of Savita Halappanavar. While the podcasters Rebecca O'Neill and Fionnuala Murphy of Skeprechauns have lively, entertaining and often humorous takes on issues involving skepticism and science, their most recent episode looked on the … [Read more...]

The 365 Days Of Philosophy – Launching In 2013

The 365 Days of Philosophy is an educational website that will include resources, links, exercises and a monthly podcast – on the topic of philosophy.Every day in 2013 the website will feature a blogpost that looks at a range of philosophical topics, including: What is philosophy? Arguments and logic Concepts of justice, fairness, liberty, tolerance and democracy Sceptical doubt in philosophical and ethical inquiry Aesthetic concepts Darwin’s theory of evolut … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Amazing Anamorphic Illusions

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Little Kitten – Roast News On Pro-Vaccine Campaign

The Roast 26th November: Pro-vaccine campaign launched. Anti-vaccine campaigners too sick with Bubonic Measles to respond. … [Read more...]

NBA Challenged By Mark Cuban For “These Sham Balance Bracelets”

From Yahoo Sports: "One of the biggest energy bracelets, Power Balance, even paid a $57 million out-of-court class-action settlementafter consumers alleged rampant false advertising regarding the bracelets' capabilities. That payment forced them into bankruptcy, but they're still making products. Reach for those profits in any way you can, guys! Despite these issues, the NBA has gladly taken on Power Balance as a business partner. Although the company no longer lends its name to the home arena o … [Read more...]

Vaccination Myths Must-Reads And References To Pass-Onto-Others Of The Day

Two in one? Yes.Monday’s medical myth: childhood vaccinations are dangerous - Fiona Stanley, The Conversation (she happens to be local to me and very much admired by the whole country): Because today’s parents don’t have first-hand experience with dangerous infectious diseases they can be misled by myths about the supposed dangers of childhood vaccination: for instance, whooping cough vaccine causes brain damage; the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism and vaccination causes … [Read more...]

James Randi On Making A Difference In The Future

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Little Kitten – Jimmy’s End – Alan Moore And Mitch Jenkins

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A Little Sunday Night-Mare Music – Hyung-Ki Joo, Aleksey Igudesman and Billy Joel

I neglected to blog on Sunday - time flying, having fun, and so on - but since there's a friend who had a nasty shock recently and since it's all so absurd and divisive, I thought I'd just post this and wish you all a better start to the week. Blame it on all the birthday cake I had, I'm just too blissed out at the moment."Had Mozart written 'Uptown Girl', it would have sounded something like this..." … [Read more...]

WILD SEX! On The Token Skeptic Podcast! And 30% Off Skeptical Books On Lulu.Com!

I just always wanted to shout in the title of a blogpost - and with an interview about a webseries called Wild Sex, I wasn't passing that opportunity up! Token Skeptic #145 - On Wild Sex with Dr Carin Bondar: Let’s talk about sex. And not just any old sex. The animal kingdom is a wild place — and it’s got mating habits to match. We’re getting it on with kinky rituals, titillating pheromones, post-coital cannibalism, golden showers, orgy marathons and penises that put King Kong to shame. Biologi … [Read more...]