“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...]

Skeptics Have Been Busy On Wikipedia! #GSoW

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Thanks to Susan and her team, who seem to have more energy than most distant galaxies, there's a new update to the blog called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. This one is all about the GSoW (as they're called) doing a lot of work over the past two months! Mostly new people are assigned what I call "backwards edits" mainly from podcast interviews. I've made spreadsheets with every episode of specific podcasts, and then assign the new editor the task of listening and relistening to the … [Read more...]

All This Radio Is Cutting Into My Podcasting Time…

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...let alone blogging. Anyway, I have a few days free now to focus on my podcasting, an article I have due before the end of the month, and some graphic art assignments, so here's an update: Two radio stations. One independent nationwide current affairs broadcasting network. All of them have now used my audio! Here's what went to air today, a segment called "Science Sorbet", for Twin Cities FM. It's about 14:15min or so, to fill in a 15 minute slot I've been given this week on "Movers and … [Read more...]

Rbutr! Now Available in Firefox And iFrame For All Your Fact-Finding Needs!

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You may have noticed the boost Rbutr got in the most recent eSkeptic.com mailout - so I got in touch with the Rbutr team to learn more! We are now available in a Firefox Addon, and we have an iFrame which can be called up on any webpage in any platform (mobile, Internet explorer, whatever) by adding rbutr.com/ to the beginning of any URL. This URL (for example) can also be shared easily, and doing so doesn't confer social media or SEO benefit to the original content (Like … [Read more...]

More Token Skeptic Podcast! #179: Skeptical Science, Brain Craft And The Science Of Immunisation

The interviews for this podcast were done on the VERY last day of the #ASC14 event that happened earlier this week, during the final few breaks that we had between the sessions. At one point you can hear the next session bell rings and Vanessa and I run off to go check out the next lecture. Episode One Hundred And Seventy Nine – On Adventures At The #ASC14 – Skeptical Science, Brain Craft And The Science Of Immunisation. I really enjoyed talking to them all and I hope you enjoy listening … [Read more...]

My TEDxPerth Talk! Superstition ‘Ain’t The Way

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Feel free to watch it - because I'm not going to. It's too late at night, I've just finished the first of three very long conference days... and I'm too shy. But I did get a wonderful surprise: So, maybe it's not so bad a talk after all! Thank you again, Luke Copley, my coach, and all the TEDxPerth-ers! Enjoy, and please do follow along on the #ASC14 Tweet stream (or check out the Storifies!) if you're interested in science communication and one of the biggest events yet in … [Read more...]

Science Communication Hits Brisbane Big Time In 2014 – #ASC14 National Conference

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I've got a few items to pass onto you, the first is something I've been contributing to a little behind the scenes and I hope to get the first interview out tomorrow! If you're interested in science and are Australian, New Zealand... from anywhere! This will be something you want to put onto your New Year Resolutions to attend: Join us for the Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014 (#ASC14) in Brisbane. This is the premier networking, professional development and interactive event … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – September Teaser – The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

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Another Reason Why I Want To See Gravity NOW

The brilliant initial trailer for it had me hooked. And now? Alfonso Cuaron Defends Having Female Lead in Gravity - Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas in Women and Hollywood: Science fiction, like the superhero genre is all about the guys to Hollywood though we know that is completely not the case. It's a genre that is ripe with potential for great female roles which Cuaron recognized. On occasion we get kick-ass, complex women like Alien's Ellen Ripley, Battlestar Galactica's Kara … [Read more...]

Sorry To Break It To You, “The Fifth Estate”, But Australians Don’t Sound Like That

But I might see your film anyway. Perhaps. Benedict Cumberbatch being Julian Assange: (Besides, anything that's going to feature Stanley Tucci doing the sexy-thang with the glasses is going to make me guffaw at inappropriate moments during the more serious content.) … [Read more...]