Little Kitten – Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Space Oddities

Just out! If you enjoyed (or missed out!) on the Science Week fun over the weekend with #SpaceOddityOz, here's a great interview by Derek Muller for Science Alert. … [Read more...]

Podcast Out! Token Skeptic #186 – AFFBR Talk At MONA By Raphael Lataster

Now out over on the Token Skeptic site:On the 26th and 27th of July, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were represented at the inaugural Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion (AFFBR).Held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania, the aim was to bring together a diverse range of groups, communities and organisations to present a spectrum of beliefs and religions in contemporary society.Along with a number of groups, the AFA ran an information stall, a … [Read more...]

New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

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I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Weird Al – Foil

Everyone's talking about the slow release of videos from the new Weird Al album, "Mandatory Fun". But the original song that this is based on is a particular favourite of mine....especially what Weird Al does at the two minute mark. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On Safe And Secular.org With Michael De Dora

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Over on the Token Skeptic podcast #184, you can hear the latest episode of the show - here's what we discussed.As you may have heard in the news this week, the American Food and Drug Administration has given a controversial Houston doctor the green light to continue providing experimental cancer treatments.The FDA has lifted restrictions on a clinical trial run by Stanislaw Burzynski, who for nearly 40 years has claimed that he has discovered natural substances that can fight certain … [Read more...]

Updates, Sydney Travels, Token Skeptic Podcast And Trolling With Logic 24 Hours Show!

Perth Terminal

Well, it's been a while since I've updated this blog... no, I'm not dead, nor abandoning blogging altogether, although it'd great to think that real-life is providing so much stimulation and challenges that I can't regularly put my computer to use in this fashion!What's been going on?Firstly and more importantly - podcast Episode One Hundred And Eighty Four – On Safe And Secular – Interview With Michael De Dora. Check out Safe And Secular to find out more.And I really want to mention … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Science Of Opera With Stephen Fry And Alan Davies

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Little Kitten – Gay Of Thrones (Funny Or Die)

Part of a series, but is a (spoiler!) good recap of "what happened last season". BTW, George R.R. Martin guest-appears.Gay of Thrones S4 EP ​10​: Future Legendary Children from Funny Or Die … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye – Epic Rap Battles

Good to see Weird Al still out there: … [Read more...]

Not-So Christian Charity To J.K Rowling, Tweets Dignity Project

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I had to look not twice, but three times at this Tweet:(Link goes to a screenshot of the Tweet taken by Tweeter jearle) - the Guardian article the Tweet in question links to is this one.I tried to find out more about the charity who said this about Harry Potter's author (who, in case you've wondered if there is any basis in fact about her stinginess, here's an summary about a few of the causes she's supported... oh, and "J.K. Rowling's charity giving knocks her off Forbes' … [Read more...]

Parody Anti-Vaccine Image Goes “Viral” (Something Awful Website)

Bog_Chef_01 - by Bog Chef, SomethingAwful.com

It shouldn't need spelling out, but the following appears to have gone viral - I got my first rather shocked Facebook notification ("is this real?") about it this morning, although I admit I'd seen it floating around the internet some time before and just ignored it:Back in 2013,(20-frickin-13!)the following Photoshop Phriday fun was had over on the Something Awful website - in fact at: http://www.somethingawful.com/photoshop-phriday/antivaccination-ads-mccarthy/1/ "If they can … [Read more...]


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