Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

This happens to be filmed at Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, the school that George Hrab graduated from [/trivia].From I09: The traffic generated by the posting of the interview took its toll on the Hayden Planetarium's servers, so the video featured here is streaming from YouTube — but be sure to show the HP some love. … [Read more...]

Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow Weighs In On Burzynski Clinic’s Marc Stephens

Representative from Burzynski Clinic sends aggressive legal threats to skeptics who question "antineoplaston" cancer therapy: ...Whether or not Mr Stephens is a lawyer, his responses to several skeptics who questioned his "client"'s science are not, in my opinion, in keeping with good science or good public policy. The world of science has no room for angry threats when a claim is put forward. The scientific method demands that skepticism be rebutted with proof, not threats. On seeing this, I am … [Read more...]

Australian Imprisoned On Scientology Ship Freewinds

Valeska Paris tells Cannane that she joined Scientology's hardcore Sea Organization -- signing its standard billion-year contract -- at only 14 years of age. Three years later, after her father committed suicide and her mother denounced Scientology on French television, Paris was ordered to "disconnect" from her family. She says that church leader David Miscavige then enforced that disconnection by having her put on the cruise ship, the Freewinds, that sails the Caribbean and caters to … [Read more...]

Won’t Shut Up About #Burzynski? Photograph A TEENAGER’S HOUSE To Silence Them

A summary of the Burzynski's efforts to censor bloggers is here - On The Burzynski Clinic Issuing Legal Threats Against Bloggers – Support The Streisand Effect.From Rhys Morgan's Blog - 'Threats From The Burzynski Clinic': Rhys,This is my THIRD AND FINAL WARNING to you.Please convey this message to your entire Skeptic Network, which includes but not limited to, Ratbags.com, thetwentyfirstfloor, quackwatch, etc. I represent Dr. Burzynski, the Burzynski Clinic, and the Burzynski Research Ins … [Read more...]

Schrödinger’s Cat – 60-Second Adventures in Thought

Blog Break - Back on Dec. 5th.Thanks to Laura. … [Read more...]

It’s Time – Sign The Petition To End Marriage Discrimination In Australia

And if you think there should be unity on some issues? Start here. We've removed discrimination from our hearts -- now it's time to remove it from our laws. Sign the petition to end marriage discrimination. We'll deliver it to the ALP National Conference next weekend, where the Labor Party will decide on their stance to ending marriage discrimination.   … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – What Makes For A Unified Atheist Movement?

Edit - Oh look, something new happened to further illustrate my post: CFI Canada: Half-truths and scandalSunday Morning Survey - Because I'm Still Taking A Quasi-Successful Break From Blogging And I Had This One On ASticky Note On My Computer For Quite Some Time Now And The Sticky Bit Isn't Working Anymore So I Might As Well Use This Idea Before Throwing It Away.Three things happened.One: Alan Moore talked about how he feels about a whole lot of protesters world-wide using his idea of t … [Read more...]

Anamorphic Typography

Joseph Egan created a wonderful Anamorphic Typography installation at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. See more at Laughing Squid. … [Read more...]

T-15 Seconds Launch Of NASA’s Curiosity To The Red Planet

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On The Burzynski Clinic Issuing Legal Threats Against Bloggers – Support The Streisand Effect

From the 21st Floor blog, a highly-regarded group blog from the UK, with news and information on a number of issues and breaking news relevant to skeptics, and a speakers' register to help out Skeptics in the Pub gatherings in that country:*Breaking News - Sign The Petition!* It’s therefore extremely discouraging to read of the recent experiences of the Quackometer’s Andy Lewis, who has been subjected to several bizarre and pseudo-legal rants, threatening a defamation lawsuit, over his s … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin’s White Wine In The Sun – Animated

Oh, and apparently Tim Minchin is a genius. Took long enough for the rest of the world to find out.Here he is again - all about Cheese. … [Read more...]


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