Last Two Days Fundraising For The New Token Skeptic Book!

I'm down to the last two days for the new book fundraiser!Spread the word if you can - just a blogpost, Tweet, a FB post or a Google + can help make it past 50%... or maybe even 60%... ? The whole book is now handed in to Alex, the editor of the new book - I'm now down to a quiet week with sound editing to make the audio version.Let's not forget a cover and a title! I've had two in mind and discovered that one was already used by an author, so that's narrowed it down. I'll be working o … [Read more...]

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...]

Being Professor Brian Cox (The Puppet) For The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

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Today was a good day!It's been a busy week overall, what with classes, hosting RTRFM's Morning Magazine on Tuesday and then... today was producing at the radio station, doing interviews, finishing a big assignment due tomorrow... and suddenly, I had the opportunity to operate a puppet for the first time!And not just any puppet - but Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince of the Infinite Monkey Cage show and the Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome app:The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic … [Read more...]

QEDCon Ticket Fundraising At Hayley Steven’s Site

Every year, help is requested for people to attend conferences world-wide - Hayley Stevens once again gives the call to help people attend QEDCon in the UK: Another QEDcon approaches and tickets have gone on sale so I guess it’s that time again. Let’s rally together and buy conference tickets for those who can’t afford them! We’ve done it for *counts on fingers* lots of times now. Yeah…lots of times! (I have genuinely forgotten how many times I’ve done this. I think it is three?) Psst, Hayley, … [Read more...]

Fundraising For The New Token Skeptic Book!

There's some details, of course. You can find them at the IndieGoGo site:I'm the author of one self-published book on skepticism, secularism and atheism, published in 2013, called The Scope Of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations From the Token Skeptic Podcast . In 2014, I worked on creating the second book, which is still untitled. However, the chapters are written, the book is planned out... and I'd like to make it better than the first book. That's where you come i … [Read more...]

Podcast, Current Projects, On The Radio And More

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It's been a while since I blogged, but the first thing I should do (as many others have been doing) is direct your attention over to the request on No Longer Quivering: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2014/09/fundraiser-for-nlq-founder-vyckie-garrison/ Vyckie Garrison, the founder of this site No Longer Quivering, needs our help. Please consider donating to my friend Vyckie Garrison so she and the youngest five children can stay in their home. No Longer Quivering’s founder, Vy … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Profs And Pints – Starts Again for 2014!

It was a wild and stormy night, but I hopped over to Mount Lawley to be a part of one of the most enjoyable annual events - the start of the Profs and Pints talk nights, held at the Flying Scotsman pub. Here's some of the photos and Twitter action![View the story "#ProfsAndPints - Tuesday 17 June ‘Ground Control To Major Tom'" on Storify] … [Read more...]

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

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


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