Sean Faircloth – Reclaiming a Secular Australia – UWA Lecture From 2013

Way, way back when I did episode #155 of the Token Skeptic podcast (which was a long time ago now, it seems! But it was April, 2013) - I interviewed Sean Faircloth about his pending Australian tour. I had to express regret post-interview that I'd be away on the first holiday with my family since... well, since I can ever remember, really, and therefore couldn't attend his talk in my home town. But never fear. Filmed in Perth, and sponsored by the Rationalist Society of Australia and the … [Read more...]

AVN Renamed As Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network (Despite Skeptics’ Efforts)

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Well, it's official, according to the Australian Doctor Twitter news (I suggest not going to the AVN link they provide, but here's a summary): The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) was ordered by Magistrate Hennessy of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal to change the name, and some skeptics tried registering business names in several permutations, in an effort to avoid them using the words "skeptic" or "sceptics" in the name. I've been following the actions of AVN off-and-on for quite … [Read more...]

Help Shelley Segal With Her Next Album!

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Shelley Segal is a great artist and I was first introduced to her work through "An Atheist Album". And now, she has a new project that can use a hand: I’m really excited to announce that my third studio album (as yet unnamed) is recorded. I am going to be releasing it through my independent label, True Music on May 30th 2014. There is still a lot that needs to be done before the release. We need photos, artwork and we are going to be running print and radio campaigns for the album. To … [Read more...]

Pro-Vaccine Fremantle Boards Vandalised (But The I Immunise Message Goes On)

A little while back, I conducted an interview for the Token Skeptic podcast - #175 – On I Immunise – Interview With Dr Katie Attwell. The I Immunise campaign is run by the Immunisation Alliance of WA, a not-for-profit health promotion charity. If you're not much of a podcast listener (not everyone is!), you can still read the transcript on the Skeptical Inquirer website: “I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Playing House

See the series "Life Once Removed" here. … [Read more...]

Skeptics Have Been Busy On Wikipedia! #GSoW

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Thanks to Susan and her team, who seem to have more energy than most distant galaxies, there's a new update to the blog called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. This one is all about the GSoW (as they're called) doing a lot of work over the past two months! Mostly new people are assigned what I call "backwards edits" mainly from podcast interviews. I've made spreadsheets with every episode of specific podcasts, and then assign the new editor the task of listening and relistening to the … [Read more...]

All This Radio Is Cutting Into My Podcasting Time…

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...let alone blogging. Anyway, I have a few days free now to focus on my podcasting, an article I have due before the end of the month, and some graphic art assignments, so here's an update: Two radio stations. One independent nationwide current affairs broadcasting network. All of them have now used my audio! Here's what went to air today, a segment called "Science Sorbet", for Twin Cities FM. It's about 14:15min or so, to fill in a 15 minute slot I've been given this week on "Movers and … [Read more...]

Swimming Your Way – New Children’s Paleofiction – Plesiosaur Peril!

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I got a great email this morning, which brightened up the day. My niece is the owner of the first two in the series and I'll be getting her a copy of the third: I'm excited to announce that my brand new children's paleofiction storybook Plesiosaur Peril is hitting stores now (official release, March 1, … [Read more...]

Honey Badgers – Masters Of Mayhem (From YouTube Honeybadgers To Mainstream TV)

When I was at the last Australian Science Communicators conference (#ASC14), I really enjoyed checking out what are some of the new documentaries and videos (and the growth of new online providers of science, via YouTube, such as Veritasium, et al) - but I didn't see this one. From YouTube to TV. Honeybadger don't give a #$&^#$ by Randall? Now on PBS! PBS' Nature: http://full.sc/1dEfylb Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem airs Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8pm on PBS. What would … [Read more...]

Rbutr! Now Available in Firefox And iFrame For All Your Fact-Finding Needs!

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You may have noticed the boost Rbutr got in the most recent eSkeptic.com mailout - so I got in touch with the Rbutr team to learn more! We are now available in a Firefox Addon, and we have an iFrame which can be called up on any webpage in any platform (mobile, Internet explorer, whatever) by adding rbutr.com/ to the beginning of any URL. This URL (for example) can also be shared easily, and doing so doesn't confer social media or SEO benefit to the original content (Like … [Read more...]