Token Skeptic Podcast #201 Now Out – Science Vs, Pluto, Saving Discovery Centre


It's all happening over here - I'm heading out to do more radio interviews about the local environment and economy, which should appear on the next Urban Legendary show. After doing a 1am-4am live music radio show.At some point, I'll sleep...But in the meantime? How about downloading the newest podcast of mine - Token Skeptic Episode #201? I'm even going to change the intro theme song... depends on feedback. If you'd like to help support the show, just hop over to … [Read more...]

When Will Women Become Spatulas? (#TeamEqual Perth interviews)

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As recently posted on an atheist women's forum - can anyone help with explaining what's going on? Because I thought women were like sticky tape now?From The Age newspaper:Year 7 girls have been warned not to have multiple sex partners or risk becoming like overused sticky tape, in a Christian sex education program at a public Victorian high school. The students at Fairhills High School, in Knoxfield in Melbourne's outer east, were also told that a chemical released in fem … [Read more...]

New Podcasts Out! Skepticism, Belle Gibson, Psychics, Scientology and More!

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Damned hayfever. I have no idea what's causing it, but here's some podcasts to tide us all over until I can actually breathe again!Urban Legendary Episode Nine -  Belle Gibson was recently interviewed on Australia's 60 Minutes program, about the claims she had made about treating her terminal brain cancer with wholefoods. Her book The Whole Pantry, is still available for sale at some bookstores, although the app and new editions are no longer being produced. Yet with the realisation that B … [Read more...]

Apparently We Can Stop Nominating Gillian Triggs Now!

I just got an email! And in case you missed the story, it's thanks to folks like Jane Caro and social media efforts:"...Clearly there is a lot of support for Gillian in the community as we have received a number of nominations for her. A person only needs to be nominated once to be considered for the Australian of the Year Awards, nominations are selected on the quality, not the quantity. Rest assured Professor Gillian Triggs will now be put forward for consideration in her home state. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Rottnest Wind Turbine – Exposed!

I was working at the local radio station this morning and there were a number of interviews aired about the issues with wind turbines - here's an expose that has just been released, about the island off the coast of my town.Warning, contains small marsupials.  … [Read more...]

Study Break! (And Send In Your Support To RTRFM)

I'm on a study break (in fact, the only reason I'm posting this is because of some revolting spam that got posted, which will no longer appear here any more) in order to finish two assignments. Assignments like "Design a digital media strategy with multimedia content for an event of your choice. Present in the form of an online pitch using presentation software".That's taking some time to finish, so here's a few links to tide readers and/or listeners over. Podcasts already out … [Read more...]

Long Read On Richard Dawkins – Destroying, Disturbing Or Deserving?

If you hop over to the Guardian website, you'll find a very enjoyable read - and a thorough one on the career and much of the life of Professor Richard Dawkins: Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation? by Sophie Elmhirst. Though he is used to receiving a steady flow of letters from fans of The God Delusion and new converts to atheism, he does not perceive himself as a figurehead. “I don’t need to say if I think of myself as a leader,” he said a few weeks later. “I simply need to say the boo … [Read more...]

Dennis Markuze (AKA David Mabus) – An End To The Saga?

This isn't an issue that has been on my radar much over the past few years - but it has concerned me whenever I hear an update, due to friends like Digital Cuttlefish having to deal with more of their persistent harassment that I ever have.So, some good news: "a sentence that requires [Dennis Markuze aka "David Mabus"]  to follow psychiatric treatment for three years," reports Paul Cherry of the Montreal Gazette: Semeniuk told Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer he believes Markuze suffers … [Read more...]

AtheistAus Podcast – Now On SoundCloud And On iTunes

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For those who haven't been following the fairly-new journey of the AtheistAus Podcast - the official podcast of the Atheist Foundation of Australia - it now has a new and proper home on SoundCloud and its own iTunes feed.The additional details and downloads can also be found on the official listing of the show at the Atheist Foundation of Australia's site. There's an RSS feed there too.Previously episodes were hosted within the Token Skeptic podcast (where they will soon be removed) - no … [Read more...]

Some Reflections on #Hothouse At DarkMONA Via Social Media Notifications – Storify

Thanks to all the bloggers over in Hobart, Tasmania, who are documenting the event and the those taking part who make it worth following online![View the story "Reflections on #Hothouse At Dark MONA Via Social Media Notifications" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Dr Taslima Nasrin – Emergency Fundraising For Her Safety

Dr Nasrin was one of the presenters at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention and I was fortunate enough to meet her there and hear of her story - her story, however, is a continuing one of persecution and death threats and with the recent horrors in countries such as Bangladesh, she has had to escape to the USA.CFI is fundraising to help her remain safe :Nasrin was recently named as one of the next targets for murder by Al Qaeda-linked extremists, prompting CFI to assist in transporting her … [Read more...]