World Immunisation Week – The Immunisation Song

Check out Juicy Mutyaba and Bebe Cool's 'Immunisation Song', made possible by UNICEF Uganda, to see what we mean. Altogether now: "prevention is better than cure..." … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day One – World Meningitis Day

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Back when I was involved with extra-curricular activities as a teacher, one of the strongest memories I have is standing around freezing my arse off during the Head of The River, while trying not to get the Official School Yearbook Digital Camera (which weighed about the same as my handbag, unlike the little credit-card size ones these days) soaked in the Swan River.Every student attending, no matter which school, had one of these: an individual water bottle.Every student. Because every … [Read more...]

#ITouchMyselfProject – Cancer Council NSW’s Breast Cancer Anthem

You can help keep Chrissy's dream alive by spreading her message. Visit http://itouchmyself.org.From the website: 'I Touch Myself' was the Divinyls' biggest hit and touched millions of fans around the globe. Released in December 1990, the single was No. 1 on the charts at home and reached the Top 5 in the US.It is a song that celebrates female sexuality like no other. Like Chrissy, it is bold, brave, and brassy. It rocked our world. And when Chrissy developed breast cancer, it was a … [Read more...]

Official Trailer For An Honest Liar With James Randi – Now Out!

“We could make a movie about just a simple biography of Randi and his background — but we’re a little more ambitious than that.” — Documentary Filmmaker Justin Weinstein. You can check out the interview with the documentary makers - or even just read the transcript taken from the Token Skeptic podcast. … [Read more...]

What Does Jenny McCarthy Say In Her Book “Louder Than Words”? (Re: Jenny McCarthy: The Gray Area On Vaccines)

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"The Playboy model and chat show host tries to whitewash her anti-vaccine stand. But there's no ducking the misinformed things she's said." - Jeffery Kluger, Time Magazine.Back in 2009, I got a second-hand copy of Jenny McCarthy's "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey In Healing Autism" and then (a few years later) a copy of her second book in a discard library bin, called "Mother Warriors"."Mother Warriors" has a number of different contributors, so it's less about what McCarthy writes … [Read more...]

New Urban Legendary – Interview With Joe Kleiman About The Documentary “Blackfish”,

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The podcast will be out on the iTunes site at Urban Legendary. Please subscribe and consider sponsoring the show at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess!Thanks to sponsors, I'm able to work on these extended episodes - it's available at the Token Skeptic site as a blogpost too. Sometimes I watch documentaries - but I usually keep a skeptical attitude about them. After years of teaching Media studies and senior English classes about non-fiction films, I'm always a little taken aback when I … [Read more...]

Up Stream – A Film About Complex Science (FUNDED!!)

Most people with any interest in science will know that there's a range of science-based issues on which we're seeing significant public debate. On climate change, genetically modified foods, vaccination and evolution - and many others besides - it's as if a large gap has opened up between what science is telling us and the political and social response.Some have sought to blame this situation on a lack of science literacy or understanding of science in the general population. They've … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Perth Tour Tickets Selling Fast!

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Just got an alert about a show that I've mentioned previously! This is a national touring show happening in Australia, and it'll be starting in my home town of Perth: On April 26, Funny man Rob Lloyd and his crew of scientists delve into the science behind the fiction in the live stage show The Science of‪ ‎DoctorWho‬. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. An interview with RiAus Dr Paul Willis about the show featured on local community radio station RTRFM - you can hear it here. Just ho … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Dr Ken Harvey On Complimentary Medicines – ABC’s The Checkout

Great show, excellent ideas and one well-needed commentary:Don't trust the claims made by many companies who sell complementary medicines, says Medicinal Drug Policy expert Dr Ken Harvey. … [Read more...]

Founder Of Wikipedia Makes A Stand Against “Holistic Approaches To Healing”

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I only just landed back home yesterday and everything is still kind of blurry and so on.I'll post a blog entry about the Melbourne adventures later. And chase up all that I-owe-you-email-and-postage-and-audio things I am desperately behind on.But I was cheered by the sight of this: … [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...]


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