So, it’s pretty much official: I’ll be taking the reins of the Young Australian Skeptics for the foreseeable future, while founder Elliot Birch concentrates on other projects. I’ve already been organising and editing its podcast, The Pseudo Scientists, for a considerable amount of time, so it’s not much of an extra workload for me.
Or is it?
Because, you know, I like to make things harder for myself, I’ve decided to revamp the blog that the YAS has been based around for over three years. [...]
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Some extremely exciting news: I’ve been offered to become a part of the team over at The Panda’s Thumb!
For those unaware, The Panda’s Thumb is the single greatest evolution-defending/intelligent design-attacking blog out there. It’s been running since 2004, and features such contributors as PZ Myers, John Wilkins, Nick Matzke, Jason Rosenhouse, Wesley Elsberry, Jeffrey Shallit… The list goes on. These are the big players, the ones who have been fighting against the Discovery Institute since [...]
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Yes, I’m a bit of a hipster, unfortunately, and I couldn’t maintain a state of not writing about music for much longer than I did. Hence my new side-blog, Dead Melodies, where I’ll be sharing links to and videos of music-related things. It’s a chance to get inside the right hemisphere of my brain for once, really.
The title refers to a Beck song I’m particularly fond of…
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If you read this blog, it’s more than likely that you’re interested in science communication. There’s also a statistically above-average chance that you’re either a student at the University of Melbourne or you know people who are students at the University of Melbourne – so I’ve got an appeal to make to you.
Communicating Science and Technology is a multi-disciplinary breadth subject at the University of Melbourne that aims to equip science and engineering students with the tools and skills they need to communicate their passion for these [...]
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…that I am announcing my withdrawal from the Internet, including Homologous Legs, for the duration of my university exams.
This means that there will be no posts on here, or updates on my Twitter account, from now until the end of next week. Yes, it will be hard for me, but I think I owe my study this much at least.
If you really, really need to contact me for any reason, please email me at jacksca(at)gmail(dot)com
See you all in a week, everyone.
University has sneaked up behind me in the last couple of days and prevented me from blogging properly. It’s truly annoying, because the Discovery Institute has been spewing out all kinds of misconceptions and fallacies lately, misconceptions and fallacies I will not be able to cover. Darn.
Also, my midyear exams are coming up in a couple of weeks, meaning that I will have even less time to blog, instead focusing on studying chemistry, geology, astronomy, music theory… and pretending to study biology. I mean, come on, first-year biology at [...]
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As you might have guessed (if you’re not a feed-reader), Homologous Legs now has some new header images, which are on random rotation (which means that the next time you open a page, a new header image will randomly load – I didn’t want to piss people off with the tacky “every few seconds” kind of rotation, which I find just distracts people).
The quotes that form the basis of the images have either been taken from posts on this blog or my Twitter account. Hey, if [...]
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Yep, I mentioned it a while ago, but it’s finally up. Jason, Elliot and I (of the Young Australian Skeptics) were interviewed by Kylie Sturgess for the Skeptic Zone podcast about being young in the skeptical movement, blogging as a communicative medium and our own experiences in the wild world of podcasting. It was a fun interview to do, as we all know Kylie, so we had a few laughs. Skepticism can do with a bit of youthful humour sometimes, can’t it?
If you’re an impatient person, here’s [...]
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Why? Because tonight, along with Elliot and Jason from the Young Australian Skeptics, I’m going to be interviewed by Kylie Sturgess for the Skeptic Zone podcast, about various topics relating to podcasting, young skepticism and general youth-ness. Should be a wonderful experience, most likely!
I’ll let you all know when the interview is released, if, for some strange reason, you want to hear the sound of my voice babbling slightly coherently about things.
Oh yes, I know how to sell myself.