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...]

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...]

Enjoy A Day Of Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

It's both a Friday 13th and a full moon! I thought of writing up a short blog post (or even recycling one), but due to the freezing cold here and a need to clean the house and answer emails, I became a little overwhelmed. Here's a video I did earlier on the topic of superstitions and I'll have more to write over the weekend! … [Read more...]

Unicorns And Cake – Recent Events And Links

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I've been away from social media a little bit (including chasing down emails) because I had a health scare recently and it's difficult to be enthusiastic about the online world when the offline world involves being a pincushion for blood tests and visiting radiotherapy (no knock against radiotherapists, but waiting rooms are scary places, especially when it mostly seems to be mothers and daughters) - naturally, it overshadows everything else.But yesterday I got to visit my niece, who has … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast! Catherine Deveny On Atheism And What Trolls Can Do With Themselves

I've recently documented several years of activism - because, clearly, there's only one narrowly defined way to do activism properly that should forgo all things such as communicating in ways that you're good at, or comfortable with, or have the funding, or live in a place where it's easy to do, or even just the time or even mobility to do so...or even avoid raising a family, volunteering for other kinds of charities, talking to interesting people, photography, dance classes, studies in unr … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Catherine Deveny’s Atheist Alphabet

Here's something I helped fund - and now it's really real in the real world and on YouTube! Thank you to Catherine Deveny for sticking it out and making such a snappy little film. Follow her on https://twitter.com/CatherineDeveny and check out her new show Trollhunter. … [Read more...]

Atheist Foundation Of Australia Releases National Curriculum Submission

"Unfortunately, the secular and free nature of Australia is under attack by two main programs within the public school system: Special Religious Instruction (SRI) and the National Schools Chaplaincy and Secular Youth Worker Program (NSCSWP)." - AFAI'm fairly certain that you would have seen some recent Australian developments regarding these claims; The Friendly Atheist covered one development with Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of … [Read more...]

“How do we know what is true?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

And a happy St Patrick's Day!A short Humanist animation about how we learn what's true through the use of evidence and science … [Read more...]

Perth: A Few Local Events That Are Science-y (And Awesome)

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I keep meaning to do this and I should just post and tell you to check them out (and they're touring shows, so check your local listings if you're in Australia!): Green Porno - Perth Concert Hall, WADate: Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 8:00pmScreen icon Isabella Rossellini is coming to Australia to perform her new, playful and wonderfully odd stage show Green Porno, a one-woman comedy about mating in the natural world.In Green Porno, Rossellini takes us on an unusual and fascinating journey into … [Read more...]

Sean Faircloth – Reclaiming a Secular Australia – UWA Lecture From 2013

Way, way back when I did episode #155 of the Token Skeptic podcast (which was a long time ago now, it seems! But it was April, 2013) - I interviewed Sean Faircloth about his pending Australian tour.I had to express regret post-interview that I'd be away on the first holiday with my family since... well, since I can ever remember, really, and therefore couldn't attend his talk in my home town.But never fear. Filmed in Perth, and sponsored by the Rationalist Society of Australia and the … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On A Better Life – By Chris Johnson

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Now out! Warning, it contains a joke about Chris Stedman's socks.Token Skeptic Episode One Hundred And Seventy Seven – On A Better Life – Interview With Chris JohnsonFor this episode, I talk to Chris Johnson, the creator of the book A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God.The myth persists. Even in our modern world, countless people believe that without God, one’s life has no purpose or meaning — that the lives of atheists are devoid of joy an … [Read more...]


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