Archives for February 2013

Now Out At CSI – Curiouser And Curiouser Interview With Ben Goldacre!

I wrote this before I left for radio camp and as soon as it posts... there it is! Bad Pharma – Interview with Ben Goldacre. Dr. Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. As of 2012, he is a Wellcome research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.His first book, Bad Science, sold over 400,000 c … [Read more...]

Cold Chain Mission – Vaccinations, Ewan McGregor And UNICEF

Playing on Australian TV tonight, prime time on SBS One. … [Read more...]

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence’s Hilarious Winner’s Press Conference

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New Token Skeptic Podcast – Why Is There A Skeptical Movement?

I am JUST NOW running out the door to head off to Radio boot Training Camp (yes, yes, while you're on your way to work - I know, my life is awesome, shush...) but I wanted to get this episode out before I left, because I love you all:Episode One Hundred And Fifty Six – On Why Is There A Skeptical Movement – Interview With Daniel Loxton. On February 6th of this year, the Skeptics Society announced a new project over on the Skepticblogs site, authored by Daniel Loxton:For over twenty years, th … [Read more...]

My Time At FreeThought Blogs – October 1st, 2011 To Now #FTBullies

Here's a tally of some of the things I did over this time:Presented at:The World Skeptics Congress, Berlin MC of the Global Atheist Convention ScienceRewireda few future gigs, such as a talk at UWA later this week on science podcasting. Published:The Scope of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations from the Token Skeptic Podcast - book Skeptical Blog Anthology: The Young Australian Skeptics - book(With a TREMENDOUS amount of help; thanks to all involved, for both p … [Read more...]

Rising Star Fundraiser – 2013

Dear friends in reason,I’d like to tell you about a new grant program I’ve created to send 18-30 year olds to The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM2013). The Rising Star grant is raising funds to send young talent to TAM2013 with the goal of finding skepticism’s future leaders. The program is inspired by my own positive experience being chosen as a TED Fellow, in the class of 2009, where 40 outstanding individuals were given the opportunity to attend TED’09 in Long Beach, CA. Being part of the TED Fellows f … [Read more...]

Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers – Black Skeptics

Please do read the blog Black Skeptics, to check out not only the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers details but also their recent fundraisers and news. If anyone, anywhere, wants to celebrate the DoS, please, go right ahead and create your own event; contact other nonbelievers in your own community and decide how you’d like to spend that time with each other: share a meal; visit an art gallery or museum; go see a movie or a play; go ice-skating; etc. Make some phone calls, post your ev … [Read more...]

Robin Ince On Experts (Not Windbags)

Robin Ince writes (and you should read the whole thing) - If you want my opinion, what we need are experts, not windbags: We can be so busy in an onanistic orgy of our own opinions that we scarcely find time to look away from our reflection in the bile to read anything or anyone else.Everyone knows they are correct now. However crazed your idea might be, somewhere within the internet lies someone in a similar cellar who agrees with you. We are all entirely right. We are all entirely wrong. … [Read more...]

Adventures At The Perth Writers Festival – Sunday #PWF #PerthFest

I'm away for much of next week, so here's the last blogpost for a while - there should be podcast episodes very soon, however, for both Token Skeptic and 365 Days of Philosophy.Until then - enjoy some of the photos from the Perth Writers festival, taken this morning.[View the story "Adventures At The Perth Writers Festival - Sunday #PWF #PerthFest" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Game Of Thrones Season 3: Trailer

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Adventures At The Perth Writers Festival – Saturday #PWF #PerthFest

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