The End Of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!

I know... took me this long to blog it simply because it seems so odd that it's over. Do enjoy checking out the entire story if you haven't seen it before and also check out the next series on the unfinished Austen novel Sanditon! … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Ben Goldacre – Squabbles About Homeopathy

Interview with Ben about his latest book Bad Pharma features over on the Token Skeptic podcast! … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Radio Breakfast Host Hypnotised

I don't know about you, but I find this terrifying... … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Film Before The Film

THE FILM before THE FILM from ntsdpz on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Neil Gaiman On Radio Neverwhere, Golden Girls On Marriage Week And Lifehacker Gets Chiro-crazy

Lifehacker screen shot

Morning! It's early on a Wednesday here and I'm working on a few projects before heading off to class and then getting a billion other things done before easter... surprisingly fewer chocolate eggs out there, I've noticed, but perhaps that's because I'm leaving things so late. Even though it's 6:21am already. Oh dear. Over on Science Based Medicine, Dr. Amen’s Love Affair with SPECT Scans: Daniel Amen loves SPECT scans (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). And well he should. They … [Read more...]

The Checkout – Skepticism And Consumer Rights On ABC Australia (Video)

For those of you who may have missed it, or can't see it due to being outside of Australia? You're welcome: Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser team reinvent consumer affairs TV in a new show that will inform, entertain and empower ordinary consumers. This is particularly for Digital Cuttlefish, who needs something to enjoy after all the hard work they've been doing - and to Gerry, who I really appreciate for keeping in touch. I owe you both emails!! [EDIT - sorry, fixed … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – SMC

SMC from Svensk Magisk Cirkel on Vimeo. I don't know about you, but it's only Tuesday and I'm exhausted. Thankfully it's resort-time soon and I'll be blogging from pool-side wifi at the worst, and not blogging at all if I can! In the meantime, this is with thanks to Tony Barnhart, who made me smile today as I was stuck in traffic on the way to school. Do check out the 365 Days of Philosophy site, that will continue on throughout the Easter break! … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour And Sunday Morning Survey – Tim Minchin On Broadway, More Henrietta Lacks, Support Baba Brinkman & Conference Feedback (Adria Richards)

There's a number of links flying about, here's a few that have caught my eye this Sunday morning:  No one knows what we may someday learn about Lacks’s great-grandchildren from her genome, but we know this: the view we have today of genomes is like a world map, but Google Street View is coming very soon. One of the best books I read the year it was released - Rebecca Skloot writes in the New York Times, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Sequel". I know I've been doing a lot of … [Read more...]

Lizzie Bennet Diaries On Kickstarter (And What Appears To Be Final Q&A)

If you're not a regular watcher of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, you have a lot of episodes to catch up on (and I envy you for being able to watch it all from the beginning, when there's only two left to go!). But I did want to mention this Kickstarter, in case you want to get the series on DVD: They've already reached close to $200,000, after their $60,000 goal... so you can pretty much assume that there's a lot of Jane Austen fans out there like me who are keen to see this happening! Do … [Read more...]

Reason Stick’s Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense


Looks like Crispian Jago has got a new name for his blog, and a little redesign to spruce up his posts - and there's a little diagram making the rounds that is very amusing:  The curiously revered world of irrational nonsense has seeped into almost every aspect of modern society and is both complex and multifarious. Therefore rather than attempt a comprehensive taxonomy, I have opted instead for a gross oversimplification and a rather pretty Venn Diagram. Some of the comments are debating … [Read more...]