Archives for December 2012

Young Australian Skeptics Blog – Relaunching 1st January!

The Young Australian Skeptics blog is relaunching with a diverse team of young writers, aiming to inject fresh perspectives and opinions into the online skeptical and science communication communities. The blog - - will be relaunched on the 1st of January, 2013, at 12pm, Melbourne time, with a beautiful new design and a bunch of thought-provoking articles....The new writing team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds in astronomy, g … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – How The Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas

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Follow @IndigenousX – 10K Followers In 5 Days For A Donation To The Indigenous Literacy Fund

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation believes that Australia’s Indigenous people should enjoy the same education, employment and societal opportunities as other citizens. However, a lack of literacy skills among Indigenous communities is a common and critical barrier to participating in activities that many of us take for granted.To help alleviate this literacy disadvantage, our Foundation works to provide access to books and literacy resources to over 200 remote Indigenous communities in N … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Help Out Astrosphere, Hacked Off With Harassment And High School Philosophy (Yes It Does Exist)

Dr Pamela Gay writes: I run the non-profit Astrosphere New Media, which pays for+CosmoQuest 's servers, the production of many Hangouts, and 365 Days of Astronomy. This year, our donations were down a lot but our costs were up significantly because of all our new programs. If you are looking to reduce your tax liability, can you please consider giving? And even if you aren't looking to reduce your tax liability, and you just want to support a small team working hard to do a lot, can you consider … [Read more...]

My Book Features In UK Skeptic! (And Great Articles, Such As Women And Stereotype Threat)

It's about 10am, the heat is enjoyably toasty already and I have an aching left arm, but I simply must write to tell you:New UK Skeptic magazine! It amuses me that it's called "Winter, 2012". Here it's anything but Winter...and check out the Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense poster!Here's my book being reviewed and it says nice things like: :"The one thing that I can most readily conclude from the entire body of Sturgess' interviews with grassroots skeptics and big names is her … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Lawrence Krauss On Caveman Common Sense

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Reflections On 2012 Television Viewing (That I Stumbled Through While Doing Other Things Like Ironing)

Dear Network,I wanted to like you. I did. I enjoyed the scathing (and rather terrifying) takedown of Tea Party politics:I appreciated the "Drop The Dead Donkey-ish" effort to incorporating news items into the episodes, and I could have even grown to like the random absurd initiatives like holding a panel discussion with your staff doing political mad-libs:I can't see Mike Moore getting away with that kind of stunt - I wonder if they got to keep the shirts afterwards? Might have helped … [Read more...]

Ending 2012? Two Skeptical Things You Can Do Today… Podcast And Vodcast!

Firstly - the final episode for the Token Skeptic in 2012: Token Skeptic Special Episode – On The End Of 2012 With Doubtful News. This includes a round-up of the year with Sharon Hill of Doubtful News and a summary of suggested movies, documentaries and books that I read this year.  ...Head to to keep in touch with everything worth taking a skeptical look at – and put it on your New Year Resolutions to subscribe (and donate!) in 2013. Secondly, Episode #20 - the last episo … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Look At This Instagram

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Little Kitten – David Bowie And Bing Crosby – Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

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Happy Birthday Sir Isaac Newton

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