WAHOOO Thanks QEDCon and UK Skeptic Magazine – Win For Ockham’s Video 2013

Quick news - last year I took part in TEDxPerth and a short presentation I did was filmed; it was called Superstition 'Ain't The Way. On Friday morning, I was asked if I had something to either have said or presented via video as a finalist (which I didn't expect, as I didn't see a "finalists" list anywhere apart from a few great folk on Twitter saying that they made it to the finals in their categories). So, I didn't expect to win at such notice. Which is why I made a quick minute-long … [Read more...]

New Urban Legendary – Interview With Joe Kleiman About The Documentary “Blackfish”,

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The podcast will be out on the iTunes site at Urban Legendary. Please subscribe and consider sponsoring the show at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess! Thanks to sponsors, I'm able to work on these extended episodes - it's available at the Token Skeptic site as a blogpost too. Sometimes I watch documentaries - but I usually keep a skeptical attitude about them. After years of teaching Media studies and senior English classes about non-fiction films, I'm always a little taken aback when I … [Read more...]

Up Stream – A Film About Complex Science (FUNDED!!)

Most people with any interest in science will know that there's a range of science-based issues on which we're seeing significant public debate. On climate change, genetically modified foods, vaccination and evolution - and many others besides - it's as if a large gap has opened up between what science is telling us and the political and social response. Some have sought to blame this situation on a lack of science literacy or understanding of science in the general population. They've … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Perth Tour Tickets Selling Fast!

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Just got an alert about a show that I've mentioned previously! This is a national touring show happening in Australia, and it'll be starting in my home town of Perth: On April 26, Funny man Rob Lloyd and his crew of scientists delve into the science behind the fiction in the live stage show The Science of‪ ‎DoctorWho‬. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. An interview with RiAus Dr Paul Willis about the show featured on local community radio station RTRFM - you can hear it … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast! Catherine Deveny On Atheism And What Trolls Can Do With Themselves

I've recently documented several years of activism - because, clearly, there's only one narrowly defined way to do activism properly that should forgo all things such as communicating in ways that you're good at, or comfortable with, or have the funding, or live in a place where it's easy to do, or even just the time or even mobility to do so...or even avoid raising a family, volunteering for other kinds of charities, talking to interesting people, photography, dance classes, studies in … [Read more...]

No True Skeptic Playlist (And Good News From Chili’s Autism Event)

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It's only Tuesday and already I've had one of those weeks where mentioning your wedding anniversary on Twitter gets about the same response as a pet rock and mentioning your birthday results in a out-of-the-blue tirade on how your use of social media isn't acceptable to usually deathly silent followers (even if you do post clear disclaimers in your profile). Hmph. I'm clearly becoming oversensitive and need a break. Before I start breaking necks, maybe starting with my own. I was helped a … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Catherine Deveny’s Atheist Alphabet

Here's something I helped fund - and now it's really real in the real world and on YouTube! Thank you to Catherine Deveny for sticking it out and making such a snappy little film. Follow her on https://twitter.com/CatherineDeveny and check out her new show Trollhunter. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Dr Ken Harvey On Complimentary Medicines – ABC’s The Checkout

Great show, excellent ideas and one well-needed commentary: Don't trust the claims made by many companies who sell complementary medicines, says Medicinal Drug Policy expert Dr Ken Harvey. … [Read more...]

Atheist Foundation Of Australia Releases National Curriculum Submission

"Unfortunately, the secular and free nature of Australia is under attack by two main programs within the public school system: Special Religious Instruction (SRI) and the National Schools Chaplaincy and Secular Youth Worker Program (NSCSWP)." - AFA I'm fairly certain that you would have seen some recent Australian developments regarding these claims; The Friendly Atheist covered one development with Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Wolverine – The Musical

I'm currently going through what is the largest 'to-do' list I've had in a while, which includes getting emails answered and audio online and my birthday celebration organised... so when that's done, I'll let you know. In the meantime: … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – What Do We Want? (A Snickers Ad)

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