MELBOURNE NINJAGIG ACTION ACTIVATE! Neil Gaiman & i are going to read/play/love TODAY at 4:30pm at city library…they HAVE A PIANO. best. library. ever. it’s free to all…bring babies, muffins, ukes…and spread the word!!! it’s located at 253 flinders lane – get directions at http://bit.ly/CLMmap and get your asses down there… According to my clock, it’s 1.30pm there now… Read more

Brilliant, brilliant stuff. Enjoy! There’ll be more appearing on UK Television and online (iPlayer and YouTube). The Christmas Lectures are a traditional are lectures for 11 – 17yr-olds and therefore very accessible viewing: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are a series of lectures on a single topic, which have been held at the Royal Institution in London each year since 1825. The lectures present scientific subjects to a general audience, including young people, in an informative and entertaining manner. Michael Faraday initiated the first Christmas Lecture… Read more

Infographic from Vaccines.com – The Odds A Child Will… I’m honestly not so sure that they do. Make that much of a difference, I mean. I honestly don’t think skeptics make that much of a difference when things like the National Vaccine Information Center’s ad running on the ABC Full Circle Screen in Times Square are scheduled and paid for (apparently timed to happen during New Year’s Eve celebrations, when television broadcasting occurs?) Simply because I’m starting to doubt that we have… Read more

The Psuedo-Scientists have just released episode #35 – and it features an interview with Shelley Segal, conducted by Jack Scanlan. Shelley has also updated her JJJ page – with some news! There’s two new songs from ‘An Atheist Album’ and a never-before released pop/rock track available for free download. Over the last few years, Shelley has become involved in the secular movement and it is a cause that she sees as indispensable. In response to her views, this year Shelley has… Read more

Episode Ninety-Seven – Skeptical Activism 201: The Skeptics Strike Back over at the Token Skeptic podcast: From challenging anti-vax groups and homeopathy, to consumer awareness raising. What can skeptics do and how to get it right, by doing some research. Moderated by Desiree Schell, panelists DJ Grothe of the JREF, Debbie Goddard, Maria Walters, Brian Brushwood and Kylie Sturgess. By the way – Massimo Pigliucci has just produced a blog-entry called “The goals of atheist activism” that I think is highly relevant and well worth reading, particularly… Read more

You people are weird. Just want to put it out there. Again. But I love you. Here’s some of the more intriguing search terms that led you to check out my humble little blog: Lots and lots of searches for the blogpost I did on the 18th December about singing hedgehogs. Although spelling it as “hedgeshogs” or “singin” was fairly regular. Maybe you’re mostly American and not familiar with hedgehogs. Or expect them to be singing with an accent. my little… Read more

Another fantastic announcement for the Global Atheist Convention, happening in April next year (get your tickets!). Shelley Segal will be performing at the Saturday night dinner. Initially having been brought up as a Jew, Shelley rejected her religion and became an atheist at eighteen. Over the last few years, Shelley has become involved in the secular movement and it is a cause that she sees as indispensable. In response to her views, this year Shelley has recorded and released, ‘An Atheist… Read more

In short? Ooof. I’m at a loss at what to do for next year. Apart from hold my copy of the UK Skeptic in a goofy manner, and point at the title of the article I wrote for it and hope that the photo isn’t too blurry. In case you don’t know, Prof. Richard Wiseman has advice for this time of the year, regarding New Year resolutions: Psychologist Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire has studied the differences between the winners and… Read more

Gingerbread recipe here. I used ginger paste, however, and it gives it more kick. Ferrero Rocher and M&M Tiramisu – you’ll have to figure it out on your own… With much love to all my followers, listeners, friends and gorgeous ones. Take care of you. Read more

Remember my mentioning it earlier (it even appeared on the JREF Swift blog)? It’s now available to download, as well as purchase in e-book form! Skeptical Blog Anthology – E-Book Format. The Skeptical Blog Anthology  features essays by: Dr Phillip Plait of “Bad Astronomy”, Dr Karen Stollznow of the Point of Inquiry Podcast, Sharon Hill, Dr Petra Boynton, Brian Thompson of The Amateur Scientist podcast, Skeptic Blog’s Daniel Loxton and Yau-Man Chan, New York City Skeptics’ Lisa Bauer, UK Skeptic… Read more

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