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...]

Tim Minchin’s White Wine In The Sun – Animated

Oh, and apparently Tim Minchin is a genius. Took long enough for the rest of the world to find out.Here he is again - all about Cheese. … [Read more...]

Marian Call’s Something Fierce Now On Amazon

If you listened to the recent Skeptically Speaking when it was live-streaming and suddenly heard this song about 'nerds and geeks' when the connection dropped:Then you should be listening to this and getting the latest album, Something Fierce:If you buy more than one copy at this URL you get 30% off your order! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mariancall4 Also available at Amazon.com now, so stick it on your wish list: Something Fierce It also streams for free, beginning to end, a … [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...]

Address Is Approximate

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Poland’s Flying Lanterns

Part of the November Break Series – November 20th. I’ll be back on December 5th.Poland set a world record for flying the most floating lanterns. You better believe it looked amazing. … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin In New Scientist

Are you on a mission for science? I'm a gateway drug into philosophy and scepticism, because I'm the moron version of it. But I use terms like causation or confirmation bias that kids can go and look up if they're interested. I refuse to hold a banner up too much, though. It's incredibly obvious that I'm an atheist and a rationalist and a sceptic, but you won't often hear me calling myself one. The longer I can just be quirky, wacky and arty in the public eye the better. I play piano and I make … [Read more...]

Nathalie Miebach: Art Made Of Storms

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‘What We Don’t Need Is Critical Thinking’ – Takedown Of A TEDx Talk On JREF’s Swift

Check out the excellent article Fluff Won't Make The World A Better Place over on the JREF Swift blog: One of my favorite sources of interesting content is TED. If you're not sure what that is, I highly recommend watching a few of the talks posted online and read about it. TEDx on the other hand... TEDx is a program which allows people to license the TED name to organize small (<100 attendees) TED-like events in their communities. Many TEDx talks are available online as well. Some are just as … [Read more...]

Catvertising

Part of the November Break Series – I’ll be back blogging as usual on December 5th.Thanks to Jim WW Smith for this find. … [Read more...]

Yet Another Threat To (Alternative To Scripture) Ethics Classes In NSW

Context - I was trained in the Philosophy for Children methodology in 2004 by Phillip Cam and Ann Margaret Sharp; it's a part of the Philosophy and Ethics course that is taught state-wide here and I've interviewed Phillip Cam for the Token Skeptic podcast about it: ‘Did you know that children whose parents make a conscientious decision to have them opt out of Special Religious Education (SRE) are prohibited from any form of instruction during this period? NSW Department of Education policy p … [Read more...]


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