Have Slinky-Drop – Will Do Token Skeptic Podcast Interview About It!

Now you’ve seen it? Go download the latest Token Skeptic podcast interview with Derek Muller, all about the methodology behind Veritasium science videos. Read more

On The Ledge – A Panel Discussion On Atheism At Dragon*Con 2011

Moderated by Derek Colanduo – features JREF’s D.J. Grothe, NCSE executive director Eugenie Scott, Margaret Downey of The Freethought Society, and Barbara Drescher. It focuses on the “definition of skepticism as well as the missions and scopes of the organisations promoting skepticism, secularism, and atheism” – which is taken from Barbara’s review of the entire convention which features over at Skeptrack at Dragon*Con 2011. (more…) Read more

Milton’s Friendly Guide To The Apostrophe

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Token Skeptic Podcast – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE

You’ve noticed every skeptical podcast is talking about climate change denialism? Here’s something a little different: Episode One Hundred And Two – On Skeptical Science With The Debunking Handbook And NCSE. Stephan Lewandowsky is a Winthrop Professor and an Australian Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is the co-author of the The Debunking Handbook: now freely available for download at the Skeptical Science website. During our discussion, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscure the Truth about Climate Change by Naomi Oreskes… Read more

Kids On The Slope – Sakamichi No Apollon

Staff: Director: Shinichirou Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) Script: Ayako Kato, Yuuko Kakihara (Stitch TV series) Character Design: Nobuteru Yuuki (Vision of Escaflowne, Chrono Cross) Supervising Animation Director: Yoshimitsu Yamashita (House of Five Leaves, Hyouge Mono) Music: Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus). Read more

An Atheist Australia Day

Thanks to Protium for this find. Read more

Atheists, Secularists, Skeptics And Feminists! Upcoming Australian Book Events You MUST Catch – Melbourne And Perth

I have to tell you. Some brilliant, unmissable events are coming up next month and it’s going to go like this: MELBOURNE Tuesday, 2 February, ‎6.30pm: Russell Blackford: Freedom of Religion and the Secular State –  BOOK LAUNCH. RSVP essential places limited and seats already half gone! Head to http://embiggenbooks.com/blog/?p=1278 Also in Melbourne will be Alom Shaha, at the Wheeler Centre on the 27th February – more details at the Embiggen Books blog and at the Wheeler Centre site. ***** PERTH There’s a great… Read more

…But What If You’re A Gay Vampire? A Response To Margaret Court

Mike Stuchbery has a response to the complete and utterly offensive dingbattery that has erupted from Australian Margaret Court, the former No 1 Women’s Tennis Player and pastor of the Victory Life Centre in Perth (I’d like to apologise for the content my town is now producing in this regard and hope that it doesn’t get passed on, like some kind of gay vampirism. Especially if it’s accompanied by bad Goth music. Or Christian rock music. Actually, I’d like to see a gay vampire Christian rock… Read more

New CSICOP Column Out – On Wings Over Woodford #StopAVN

EDIT: A petition asking for Health Minister Tanya Plibersek to speak out about the dangers of misinformation about vaccination being spread by people like Meryl Dorey and the AVN. Thanks! Now out at the CSICOP website – “Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network”: In early December 2011, “Operation Nutcracker” was born. Meryl Dorey, the president of the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), was booked for a talk on December 29, 2011, at the Woodford Folk Festival—an annual festival located between the Brisbane… Read more

The Intersection Of Religion And Politics – A Panel At #AtheistCon!

Just when you think it can’t get any better! New Speakers for Panel on Religion & Politics: Addressing the subject of the intersection of politics and religion, our distinguished panelists will include Fiona Patten,  leader of the Australian Sex Party;  Marion Maddox, author, academic and political commentator; Dick Gross, journalist, author and atheist blogger for the National Times; and Colleen Hartland, Victorian Greens MLC. Moderated by ABC Radio veteran Derek Guille. Do move quick and get your tickets from the Global Atheist Convention site. Read more

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