Token Skeptic – Transcript Of Shakespearian Conspiracies And The Film Anonymous

Quick news - The Young Australian Skeptics' Skeptical Blog Anthology features as the Client of the Month on the Faster Pussycat Productions website! You can get your copy of the Skeptical Blog Anthology in print or pdf here.While I'm taking a break to focus on work - here's a few transcripts from the Token Skeptic podcast. I'll return to a regular schedule in February, but you can check out the podcast at www.tokenskeptic.org and forthcoming articles out on the JREF Swift blog and the CSICOP … [Read more...]

Ben Elton At The Global Atheist Convention #AtheistCon!

If you don't know who he is, then please avoid me, as I know all the lines from The Young Ones and Blackadder.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhtVSn-DKAQEarlier this year: Blackadder duo reunite for new comedyNice to know I won't be the only person from Perth (well, Fremantle area, actually) at this convention! … [Read more...]

A Sad Atheist Story – From Reddit

"Sometimes these FB posts can hurt... and there's simply no witty comment you can make in reply."Tomorrow, work begins - I'll see you when it's all done. Until then, I'll post a few links to things that are happening, but won't be blogging "properly" for a while. I hope you'll promote them, if you like them. Be kind to each other. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On SurfCoast SkeptiCamp

Now out on the Token Skeptic podcast (with transcript link very soon!): January 21st 2012 is the date for a summer SkeptiCamp in Victoria. It is being run by the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre from 10:30am to 6pm on Saturday 21st. Registration is free, as per usual for Skepticamps, and also includes a BBQ lunch, free coffee all day and a paranormal winetasting to wrap up the day! Head to http://summerskepticamp.eventbrite.com for more details and … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events For The Perth Skeptics

This is a group that I started a few years back (in 2009!) - and thanks to the wonderful people involved, there's a few things happening for the first half of the year that I'll pass on:Book Club Meetup: Sleights of Mind Fri Jan 13 6:30 PM RSVP on the Perth Skeptics site. The next book for the Skeptics Book Club is Sleights of Mind by Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. NB: You must RSVP to get more details at the Perth Skeptics Meetup Group.Darwin Day at Perth Zoo Sun Feb 12 12:00 … [Read more...]

Get Into Guitarrista – By Bridget Mermikides

Classical Masterpieces for Solo Guitar - Guitarrista by Bridget Mermikides.I would highly recommend the final track El Ultimo Tremolo (Live), but then I'd feel weird for not equally highly recommending all the other tracks, because they're brilliant too. For example, a very popular solo arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in Guitar Techniques Magazine.You can buy the album from bandcamp, at Bridget - Guitarrista. … [Read more...]

Project Barnum Educates Into 2012 With Horoscope Hijinks

You can't keep a good project down. You can read the interview I conducted with Hayley Stevens at the CSICOP Curiouser and Curiouser website.Each month a new action will be added that supporters and visitors are encouraged to try out. These actions will provide insight into how psychic trickery works, how easy it is to fall for the idea that vague statements are the result of paranormal abilities, and provide you with demonstrations you can use on other people to help them understand the … [Read more...]

Stella Young At The Global Atheist Convention #AtheistCon

More news from the convention! Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdkWVUQScEo ...Since then she has been active in the disability community in a variety of roles, including membership of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria. St … [Read more...]

WA Fail – Whooping Cough Epidemic With Double The Cases Since 2010

An article on the Stop The Australian Vaccination Network has been submitted to the Curiouser and Curiouser column over on CSICOP - here's yet another reason to be concerned (even on the other side of the country, where I am) about vaccination rates.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_JXUyfCY4ABC News Breakfast segment on WA's steadily rising pertussis epidemic, brought on by low immunisation levels. Sydney Morning Herald: A whooping cough epidemic is rampant in Western Australia, prompting … [Read more...]

Scientific American On The Skeptical Blog Anthology And SkeptiXX On Hoyden About Town/Finally A Feminism 101 Blog

I'll just put these links here...What is: The Young Australian Skeptics’ Skeptical Blog Anthology - Scientific American's The Network Central: Inspired by the Open Laboratory, the Skeptical Blog Anthology is a collection of blog-entries turned book chapters, taking online investigations and essays and preserving them beyond the life-span of a RSS feed. Plus, it was a great way for a group of young scientists and designers to put their stamp on the burgeoning skeptical-scene. Online outreach is … [Read more...]

Episode One-Hundred Of The Token Skeptic Podcast – And A Short Break

Token Skeptic Episode #100 - On One Hundred Episodes.  Contained within this show are segments from a talk I did for the New Zealand Skeptics, called "Podcasting Skeptically: The Token Skeptic Podcast", recorded at the New Zealand Skeptics Convention in August, 2011. It also contains clips from the second "half" of the last one-hundred episodes. By the way - UK's Hayley Stevens is starting a new podcast: Talk About Strange. Do yourself a favour and check it out. Hello - this is going to be the … [Read more...]