The Joy Of Books

Happy birthday to Donna "Ms Information" Mugavero for the 14th January. … [Read more...]

Better Laws Needed To Protect Gays In Queensland

Hat-tip to Token Skeptic podcast listener, Stephanie. Law says it's not murder if the victim is gay and "comes on to you" A LOOPHOLE remains in Queensland law allowing killers to argue their charge of murder should be downgraded to manslaughter, simply because their victim was gay and "came on to them". Recently some 4000 Queenslanders signed a petition calling for this legislative loophole to be closed, with the Attorney-General to respond by the end of the week. The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans … [Read more...]

My Little Pony Physics Demonstration

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muVfidujxRg … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic – Transcript Of Shakespearian Conspiracies And The Film Anonymous

Quick news - The Young Australian Skeptics' Skeptical Blog Anthology features as the Client of the Month on the Faster Pussycat Productions website! You can get your copy of the Skeptical Blog Anthology in print or pdf here.While I'm taking a break to focus on work - here's a few transcripts from the Token Skeptic podcast. I'll return to a regular schedule in February, but you can check out the podcast at www.tokenskeptic.org and forthcoming articles out on the JREF Swift blog and the CSICOP … [Read more...]

Ben Elton At The Global Atheist Convention #AtheistCon!

If you don't know who he is, then please avoid me, as I know all the lines from The Young Ones and Blackadder.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhtVSn-DKAQEarlier this year: Blackadder duo reunite for new comedyNice to know I won't be the only person from Perth (well, Fremantle area, actually) at this convention! … [Read more...]

What I Think Of When I Listen To The Doctor Who Theme

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Triple J’s Hottest 100 Magic With Lawrence Leung: Four Kings

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLdDgNh3pFI ABC-TV comedian and magic-tragic Lawrence Leung has teamed up with award-winning illusionist Simon Coronel to conjure a series of mind-bending videos to accompany this year's triple j Hottest 100 theme of "Magic". … [Read more...]

Choosing To Die – Terry Pratchett Documentary

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZnfC-V1SY&feature=player_embeddedUnrelated - new article out on Curiouser and Curiouser soon. … [Read more...]

A Sad Atheist Story – From Reddit

"Sometimes these FB posts can hurt... and there's simply no witty comment you can make in reply."Tomorrow, work begins - I'll see you when it's all done. Until then, I'll post a few links to things that are happening, but won't be blogging "properly" for a while. I hope you'll promote them, if you like them. Be kind to each other. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – On SurfCoast SkeptiCamp

Now out on the Token Skeptic podcast (with transcript link very soon!): January 21st 2012 is the date for a summer SkeptiCamp in Victoria. It is being run by the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre from 10:30am to 6pm on Saturday 21st. Registration is free, as per usual for Skepticamps, and also includes a BBQ lunch, free coffee all day and a paranormal winetasting to wrap up the day! Head to http://summerskepticamp.eventbrite.com for more details and … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events For The Perth Skeptics

This is a group that I started a few years back (in 2009!) - and thanks to the wonderful people involved, there's a few things happening for the first half of the year that I'll pass on:Book Club Meetup: Sleights of Mind Fri Jan 13 6:30 PM RSVP on the Perth Skeptics site. The next book for the Skeptics Book Club is Sleights of Mind by Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. NB: You must RSVP to get more details at the Perth Skeptics Meetup Group.Darwin Day at Perth Zoo Sun Feb 12 12:00 … [Read more...]


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