Thanksgiving Is Something Like This, Yes?

Much love, everywhere else in the world.I do not endorse any of the content or actions in this film; I always use a cup and don't even drink alcohol. … [Read more...]

Marian Call’s Something Fierce Now On Amazon

If you listened to the recent Skeptically Speaking when it was live-streaming and suddenly heard this song about 'nerds and geeks' when the connection dropped:Then you should be listening to this and getting the latest album, Something Fierce:If you buy more than one copy at this URL you get 30% off your order! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mariancall4 Also available at Amazon.com now, so stick it on your wish list: Something Fierce It also streams for free, beginning to end, a … [Read more...]

Three Interviews On Feminism, Sexism And Skepticism In One

Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. It's now out on the Token Skeptic podcast.This is a follow-up to the earlier podcast episode (which featured on the CSICOP website), called ‘Codes of Conduct’. This episode features interviews with:Jennifer Ouellette - Jennifer is the author of three popular science books, specialises in physics and many related topics, with particular emphasis on how science intersects with popular culture, as well a … [Read more...]

What is a Higgs Boson?

Back to the blogging break! See you on December 5th.Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass. … [Read more...]

On Belling The Cat And Other Online Wah-Wah

"[They are] a person, they do have feelings. Would you honestly say that to their face? Really. Would you ever say that to their face?" Because some times we forget. - Jennifer Ouellette, interview conducted for the Token Skeptic Podcast, Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. Not blogging. I'm sick of wah wah.Today, I checked out Facebook for an hour or so, after making an effort to cut down my time online. I've spent about two weeks foc … [Read more...]

Address Is Approximate

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Vale Anne McCaffery

Lord, I'm close enough to epitaph writing that I wouldn't be very witty. I think 'Story Teller' would be a good summation. Anne McCaffery. I share the sentiments of Scott Sigler, who wrote on Facebook: Anne McCaffrey has passed away. She was my favorite author as a kid. I couldn't get enough of Pern, Dragonflight, Dragonsinger and the Crystal Singer. Anne created magic, pure and simple. I read the paperbacks over and over, until they were crumbling. Out of all the books I read as a kid (and … [Read more...]

Vaccine Times Requests Help For A Family In Need

From the Vaccine Times site: I was approached by the daughter of a friend of a friend who finds herself in a dire situation and needs help. I come to you today not as a skeptic, not as an atheist, but as a human. I ask for you to take off your skeptical/freethinkers hats and put on your humanitarian ones. A young mother and her 2-year-old child need your help and I hope you’ll answer their call. I ask you to be that something today. Read the short story below and if you find it in your hearts, pl … [Read more...]

Poland’s Flying Lanterns

Part of the November Break Series – November 20th. I’ll be back on December 5th.Poland set a world record for flying the most floating lanterns. You better believe it looked amazing. … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin In New Scientist

Are you on a mission for science? I'm a gateway drug into philosophy and scepticism, because I'm the moron version of it. But I use terms like causation or confirmation bias that kids can go and look up if they're interested. I refuse to hold a banner up too much, though. It's incredibly obvious that I'm an atheist and a rationalist and a sceptic, but you won't often hear me calling myself one. The longer I can just be quirky, wacky and arty in the public eye the better. I play piano and I make … [Read more...]

Synesthesia

Part of the November Break Series - November 18th. I'll be back in December.Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.syn·es·the·sia syn·aes·the·sia (sĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə) n. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normall … [Read more...]


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