Won’t Shut Up About #Burzynski? Photograph A TEENAGER’S HOUSE To Silence Them

A summary of the Burzynski's efforts to censor bloggers is here - On The Burzynski Clinic Issuing Legal Threats Against Bloggers – Support The Streisand Effect.From Rhys Morgan's Blog - 'Threats From The Burzynski Clinic': Rhys,This is my THIRD AND FINAL WARNING to you.Please convey this message to your entire Skeptic Network, which includes but not limited to, Ratbags.com, thetwentyfirstfloor, quackwatch, etc. I represent Dr. Burzynski, the Burzynski Clinic, and the Burzynski Research Ins … [Read more...]

It’s Time – Sign The Petition To End Marriage Discrimination In Australia

And if you think there should be unity on some issues? Start here. We've removed discrimination from our hearts -- now it's time to remove it from our laws. Sign the petition to end marriage discrimination. We'll deliver it to the ALP National Conference next weekend, where the Labor Party will decide on their stance to ending marriage discrimination.   … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – What Makes For A Unified Atheist Movement?

Edit - Oh look, something new happened to further illustrate my post: CFI Canada: Half-truths and scandalSunday Morning Survey - Because I'm Still Taking A Quasi-Successful Break From Blogging And I Had This One On ASticky Note On My Computer For Quite Some Time Now And The Sticky Bit Isn't Working Anymore So I Might As Well Use This Idea Before Throwing It Away.Three things happened.One: Alan Moore talked about how he feels about a whole lot of protesters world-wide using his idea of t … [Read more...]

T-15 Seconds Launch Of NASA’s Curiosity To The Red Planet

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On The Burzynski Clinic Issuing Legal Threats Against Bloggers – Support The Streisand Effect

From the 21st Floor blog, a highly-regarded group blog from the UK, with news and information on a number of issues and breaking news relevant to skeptics, and a speakers' register to help out Skeptics in the Pub gatherings in that country:*Breaking News - Sign The Petition!* It’s therefore extremely discouraging to read of the recent experiences of the Quackometer’s Andy Lewis, who has been subjected to several bizarre and pseudo-legal rants, threatening a defamation lawsuit, over his s … [Read more...]

The History (And Herstory) Of Great Superhero Skeptics

Because it's still Thanksgiving over there in the USA... just.Token Skeptic Podcast episode Eighty-Nine: Great Superhero Skeptics! The History (And Herstory). Moderated by Desiree Schell – featuring Dr Phil Plait, Benjamin Radford, Tim Farley, Dr Eugenie C Scott, and Kylie Sturgess. Many of us know some names, but who have you missed and who should we know? A roundtable discussion on great authors, thinkers and activists in skepticism, past and present. This special ‘Thanksgiving’ episode is br … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Is Something Like This, Yes?

Much love, everywhere else in the world.I do not endorse any of the content or actions in this film; I always use a cup and don't even drink alcohol. … [Read more...]

Three Interviews On Feminism, Sexism And Skepticism In One

Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. It's now out on the Token Skeptic podcast.This is a follow-up to the earlier podcast episode (which featured on the CSICOP website), called ‘Codes of Conduct’. This episode features interviews with:Jennifer Ouellette - Jennifer is the author of three popular science books, specialises in physics and many related topics, with particular emphasis on how science intersects with popular culture, as well a … [Read more...]

On Belling The Cat And Other Online Wah-Wah

"[They are] a person, they do have feelings. Would you honestly say that to their face? Really. Would you ever say that to their face?" Because some times we forget. - Jennifer Ouellette, interview conducted for the Token Skeptic Podcast, Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. Not blogging. I'm sick of wah wah.Today, I checked out Facebook for an hour or so, after making an effort to cut down my time online. I've spent about two weeks foc … [Read more...]

Vale Anne McCaffery

Lord, I'm close enough to epitaph writing that I wouldn't be very witty. I think 'Story Teller' would be a good summation. Anne McCaffery. I share the sentiments of Scott Sigler, who wrote on Facebook: Anne McCaffrey has passed away. She was my favorite author as a kid. I couldn't get enough of Pern, Dragonflight, Dragonsinger and the Crystal Singer. Anne created magic, pure and simple. I read the paperbacks over and over, until they were crumbling. Out of all the books I read as a kid (and … [Read more...]

Vaccine Times Requests Help For A Family In Need

From the Vaccine Times site: I was approached by the daughter of a friend of a friend who finds herself in a dire situation and needs help. I come to you today not as a skeptic, not as an atheist, but as a human. I ask for you to take off your skeptical/freethinkers hats and put on your humanitarian ones. A young mother and her 2-year-old child need your help and I hope you’ll answer their call. I ask you to be that something today. Read the short story below and if you find it in your hearts, pl … [Read more...]


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