Water Dowsing And The Head Of Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)??

You might be wondering if it's some kind of joke: He's interested in the development of technology that would make it easier for farmers to dowse or divine for water on their properties."I've seen people do this with close to 80 per cent accuracy and I've no idea how they do it," he said."When I see that as a scientist, it makes me question, 'is there instrumentality that we could create that would enable a machine to find that water?'"I've always wondered whether there's something … [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...]

Little Kitten – Constantine

An old favourite DC comic now turned into a TV series (with an accurate accent this time...): … [Read more...]

Curiouser And Curiouser – Four Years And Forty-Four Articles Now Out

Curiouser and Curiouser

It's just occurred to me that once again, I've missed the anniversary (four years!) of writing for the CSICOP website, on a little column called Curiouser and Curiouser.The most recently published one is just before the Perth shows happening this weekend by some contributors to the TV show, The Checkout, Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen - The Checkout is a satirical consumer affairs series on Australia’s ABC TV, presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from the satirical comedy gr … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Jamy Ian Swiss Video At FreeThought Alliance, Farewell Eugenie Scott And Amanda Berry Psychic Fail #NoJabNoPlay

The Telegraph No Jab No Play

Jamy Ian Swiss at the Orange County Freethought Alliance conference May 4, 2013. Here you go:Related - PZ Myers quits skeptic movement, should we care? - by Massimo Pigliucci: But there is something to be learned here, which is why I will use this specific incident to make a broader point about what I think is really problematic in the skeptic movement....I think the primary problem with the skeptic movement — of which I am and remain a proud member — is that too many people, both am … [Read more...]

The Curse Of The D20 – Interview With A Superstitious Dungeon Master #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Twenty of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org.This is blogpost Twenty. This is an interview with an unnamed gamer, about superstitions and gamers. It was done at the first comic convention I ever attended overseas, called Dr … [Read more...]

Interview With Daniel Loxton On Why There Is A Skeptical Movement #SSAWeek

Daniel-Loxton

Welcome to Hour Two of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org.  On February 6th of this year, the Skeptics Society announced a new project over on the Skepticblogs site, authored by Daniel Loxton:For over twenty years, the Skeptics Society and Skeptic ma … [Read more...]

Lecture – Elizabeth Loftus: Memory Matters

"People sometimes remember things that never happened." The BHA, Centre for Inquiry UK, Goldsmiths' Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit present Elizabeth Loftus on Memory Matters, exploring how and why this happens. … [Read more...]

Apparently My Home Town (Perth) Is Beset By UFOs…

Today's newspaper (that I usually avoid and usually wouldn't get an alert for, unless it mentions matters of a pseudoscientific or paranormal nature) - well, how about some UFOs about 20km (12 miles) from the city?In Darlington... up in the hills... and about 20km south of the flight-paths that takes you to the cities in the East, from my little bit of research.Apparently there's hundreds of UFOs out in that area.Hundreds.You'd hope that the airlines would be doing a little more … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Conspiracy Road Trip – UFOs

Are we alone in the universe or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is yes, have the world's governments been covering up this incredible 'truth'?Comedian Andrew Maxwell is a logical guy and he is going to tackle these big questions on an American road trip from Los Angeles to Area 51. He is taking five UFO believers who claim to have witnessed spacecraft from other galaxies, been attacked by UFOs, had close encounters with ETs and believe an alien attack is … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour And Sunday Morning Survey – Tim Minchin On Broadway, More Henrietta Lacks, Support Baba Brinkman & Conference Feedback (Adria Richards)

There's a number of links flying about, here's a few that have caught my eye this Sunday morning:  No one knows what we may someday learn about Lacks’s great-grandchildren from her genome, but we know this: the view we have today of genomes is like a world map, but Google Street View is coming very soon. One of the best books I read the year it was released - Rebecca Skloot writes in the New York Times, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Sequel".I know I've been doing a lot of "s … [Read more...]


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