Skepticism, SciFi and Podcasting Panels At Perth’s SwanCon

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I'm heading out today to do a quick fifteen minute presentation on "how to be more skeptical" at SwanCon, but there's also going to be so much more to check out - over the whole long weekend!Here's the three I'm taking part in:FF - How To Be More Skeptical 101 - Friday 10:45 until Friday 11:00 - Intending to be a brief overview, will most likely have me showing how lovely the Token Skeptic logo is, the photo of the cat in this blogpost and trying not to be overexcited when talking about  … [Read more...]

AstroFest Perth (Video From Previous Years)

I'm a little busy this weekend: putting together then next two podcasts, and attending the Ladies' Comic Book Club - and I might pop into see the largest astronomy festival in Australia. Here's some footage from prior years:   … [Read more...]

Round-Up Of Press On Robin Ince’s Forthcoming Australian Tour

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It's taken a lot of work (it's not as easy as saying "hey look! science-y stuff! Put in your paper, pls?", in case you wondered) - but personally I'm really happy with how press has done on the forthcoming tour! Check out the links and the quotes: The Australian newspaper, Arts section, today: One message of the Happiness Through Science show is that we should value the incredible benefits that science has brought our lives. He finds it curious that he spends much time arguing this point — on th … [Read more...]

ATHEIST / SKEPTIC EVENTS – Perth, Melbourne, Bookclubs, Podcasts, Oh My…

Yes, you are absolutely right, Digital Cuttlefish - I don't do much for any atheist / skeptical cause. Not much at all. Gosh, it's amazing how little effort I put in for atheism and skepticism. I don't even have time to blog about it. So shush. :pEnough of that, false modesty can be damned - as I'm now operating on very little sleep and with even more nightmares about "NO! THE LISTING IS FOR SEYMOR CENTRE ON THE 25TH APRIL, NOT STOREY HALL ON THE 18TH!!" than usual. And I'm hosting another li … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Australia Tour Video

And now here's the one for Robin Ince!Thanks to Trent Burton of http://www.trunkman.co.uk and Alan Melikdjanian of http://www.amelik.com in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince8pm Thursday 9 April | Perth | Astor Theatre 8pm Saturday 11 April | Adelaide | Dunstan Playhouse 8pm Tuesday 14 April | Canberra | ANU Arts Centre 8pm Saturday 18 April | Melbourne | Storey … [Read more...]

Kinda Thinky – Now You Can Watch Online!

Kinda Thinky Poster

All hail online content! When you can't make an event, it is such a great thing to be able to catch up in your own time - and that's what the Kinda Thinky show has done with their first season of live shows!You can support the podcast that got the interview with the Kinda Thinky gang over at my Patreon account.Here's the details of the interview, featured on Tokenskeptic.org:In this episode, I'm talking to Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant of Kinda Thinky.It's a live show from … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Cosmic Genome Australian Special Edition Trailer

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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...]


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