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...]

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! Also available at 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...]


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...]