Another Donors Choice Project Completed For Science!

My Project: Last year we did an animal research project. Every child had a different animal. As a first year teacher last year I didn't have much of any materials available in the classroom to learn about an animal of interest. I checked out books from a couple local libraries in our city and brought in stacks of books. The kids were so thrilled. For the following two weeks they couldn't wait to continue reading and continue their process in their research project. If I could have more … [Read more...]

Halloween Horror Science And Getting Inked By A Lab-Squid

I've been meaning to write about this week for a while - and since I'm now heading into the city this morning in order to do my third session of volunteering this holiday break (before starting school again on Monday), now's as good a time as any. Besides, it's the first time I've sat down and unloaded all the photographs off my camera so I actually have something to show you. SCIENCE! This is what you get up to in the CSIRO lab with a bunch of kids aged around seven to nine, when they're … [Read more...]

Because I Love You – The Princess Bride (In 2011)

I remember the first William Goldman film I ever saw - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I ended up studying it as a Media student at university. This, however, remains one of my favourite films and books, let alone works by Goldman - and I've been fortunate enough to teach and recommend both to students. Enjoy this if you know what I'm talking about and click to embiggen. This one is for Kathy. … [Read more...]

Politics And Anti-Abortion Efforts On BOTH Sides Of The Pond – On H.R 358

If you're a follower of #EveryThingIDo, you may have noticed that there's a Token Skeptic podcast interview with the articulate and community-minded skeptic Liz Lutgendorff, who along with Carmen D’Cruz started a counter-campaign in response to the '40 Days for Life' called 40 Days of Treats. I've submitted an article to the UK Skeptic based on the interview, so hopefully it'll be out next edition (and you can find out for yourself by subscribing to their fine publication! REALLY good … [Read more...]

Zombie Attack? Never Fear, A Hardware Store Is Here To Help…

I know that the task of advertising a hardware store might not awaken one's creative muse easily... but this is bloody funny. Er, so to speak. ...and there's the zombie take on it:   Westlake has been a valuable resource throughout the zombie awakening with zombie preparedness experts, tools for defense and zombieproofing and now zombies are gathering outside the store in protest. … [Read more...]

A Peacock For Bridget

Bridget recently posted this and it cheered me up when I needed it (mostly because I'm still a little sad for Digital Cuttlefish, and we're all still seeking donors, of course). Here's a video in return, since peacocks are cool. There's no sound for it, because at the time there was large booming clashing construction work going on in the background over at the UWA Club. Mind, the sound of a peacock is hardly the most melodious thing to hear either, but I would have focusing on admiring the … [Read more...]

Late Thursday Links – Singh Asks Sally To Prove It And Talking Science To Kids

Late Thursday Links - Because I'm Waiting For My Pizza To Arrive And This Passes The Time And Besides, Digital Cuttlefish Needs A Kitteh And A Hug: "Oskar the Blind Kitten Versus Hair Dryer - Epic Cat Battle" Report from the Nigerian Humanist Convention - Graham writes: It was inspiring to be in the presence of so many Nigerian thinkers as the only non-Nigerian and to be the only foreigner ever to present the Humanist Day Talk. The comradeship, love, care, solidarity and support I … [Read more...]

The Spoon Theory, Deafness And Skepticism (I’m One-Degree-Of-Separation Most Days)

Do you know what the Spoon Theory is (pdf link)? If you don't, you can also check the following video after you read about my day. I just came in from a lovely lunch with two wonderful people who work for disability services in town. We all knew each other from different circumstances, as skeptics - and then suddenly realised over a plate of olives, cheese and mocktails that they worked in the same building and never realised it! … [Read more...]

JREF’s Sadie Crabtree – Winning Hearts And Minds For Skepticism

Sadie Crabtree - Winning Hearts and Minds for Skepticism from JREF on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Australian Atheist? Help Out With A PhD

MUST READ FOR TODAY - Creating Ankylosaur Attack: An interview with author Daniel Loxton!! Now that I've finished being thrilled about that link, back to the subject at hand! You might be an Australian atheist... ...which means you should also be subscribing to The AFA's Facebook group, be a supporter of the FreeThought University Alliance, have checked out the offerings and this forthcoming lecture on the 13th October about Darwin at Melbourne's Embiggen Bookstore and getting … [Read more...]

Head-Desk Your Horoscope

When writing a horoscope, it is best to get oneself into the mindset of an astrologer. Therefore, I'll be firmly smacking my head on the table before writing each sign. To establish my authenticity, I will make spiffy, symbolically meaningful logos for every sign. Here's Taurus: (Cute isn't he? I like the ring in his nose.) Taurus the Cow - Don't. Just don't. Put it back in the box, call the exterminators or your local council and turn yourself in now. You'll be doing yourself and the … [Read more...]


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