New Tim Minchin “Woody Allen Jesus” Video – And Young Australian Skeptics On Randi.Org!

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The New Faces Of Young Skepticism: The Young Australian Skeptics Site Relaunch

What are some of the goals for the new site – will we see more YAS on the scene and in what ways?

Jack: The main goals for the site are: promote discussion about topics important to young skeptics, especially those in Australia, and raise the awareness and visibility of young skeptics in the online skeptical community; promote relevant events, such as those put on by university student groups; create a community and online support network for young skeptics, especially non-religious young people who may feel ostracised from their families and friends; and of course make ourselves very famous. I don’t get recognised on the street enough/ever!

We hope to hold some live events ourselves – in Melbourne, most likely – at some unspecified point in the future. We’ll keep you posted on that front…!

Tom: Yes, if we can bring a light to just one life and all that. Personally I’m going to use it to launch my music career, but don’t tell Jack! Also I believe that one of most important things to ensure a vaguely decent future for mankind is for the population to have a good grasp on not only science, but the ability to see things from perspectives other than your own. I think that’s really the whole point of skepticism, to be able to be critical, but also open minded.

Belinda: …but not so open minded that your brain falls out…

And a bonus…

 

If that’s helped you into the Christmas spirit then you may fancy keeping the mood going with Tim’s beautiful, sentimental song about Christmas and family: ‘White Wine In The Sun’. A new studio version was released, earlier this month, with all December proceeds, once again, going to theNational Autistic Society. Details of where to download it internationally here.

 

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.


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