The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 44
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Richard, Belinda and I discuss eggless chickens, analytical thought and its effects on supernatural beliefs, and the compatibility of science and religion. Plus, Belinda interviews Eugenie Scott from the National Center for Science Education about recent developments in anti-evolution legislation in the US. This marks the third time Eugenie has been interviewed on the podcast – which means that 6.8% of [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 40
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Elliot, Belinda, Richard and I discuss the oldest living thing in the world (seaweed), shrill/cute tarsiers and genomics revealing how our ancestors got it on with other human subspecies. Plus, I interview Eugenie Scott, of the National Center for Science Education, about climate change denial and evolution education (recorded at TAM 9 in Las Vegas, in July 2011).
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 31
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, Jason and I, as well as new panelist James Cooper, discuss faster-than-light neutrinos, the Blackmores pharmacy deal, and secularism in the Israel/Palestine conflict; there’s an On The Street by Martin Pribble at Think Inc. 2011; and I interview Eugenie Scott, from the National Centre for Science Education (recorded at TAM Australia, back in November 2010).
Also, we have a new [...]
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As I said on Tuesday, I’ve been a little busy while uni starts up again (it’s Semester 2 here, non-Australian readers, not Semester 1 – our end of the teaching year is in November, near the start of our summer), but I’m here once again to begin to finish what I started: telling you all about my amazing TAM 9 experience. In order to compress things a little, I won’t comment on every single thing that happened – you can find out the rest [...]
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Alternatively: DAYMN Australia or BLAM Australia. SHAM Australia is completely inappropriate.
It’s over! I flew back to Melbourne from Sydney today, and TAM Australia officially finished yesterday afternoon. What a weekend and a bit! Starting midday Friday, it was a whirlwind of wonderful talks, panels and entertaining presentations from well-known skeptics from all over the world. It’d be impossible to wrap it up completely, so I’ll only briefly touch on what were the best bits, in my opinion.
Forgive me if I fail to be eloquent, my brain [...]
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Martin Pribble, on his blog Martin S Pribble (which used to be called Atheist Climber), has been conducting series of written interviews with “people who are prominent in the worlds of atheism, science, skepticism and rational thought”, collectively entitled the Prominent People Project. His latest interview is with Eugenie Scott, the director of the US’s National Center for Science Education and tireless campaigner for creationism-less science education in public schools.
While Martin was preparing for the interview he asked if [...]
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I thought you might be all interested in this fascinating debate between Kenneth Miller (whose book “Only A Theory” I’m currently reading – it’s great, you should definitely buy it) and Robert Pennock, two vocal critics of intelligent design, and William Dembski and Michael Behe, two of the most prominent intelligent design proponents from the Discovery Institute. The debate was held in 2002 at the American Museum of Natural History, and was moderated by Eugenie Scott from the NCSE.
It’s funny how the pro-ID arguments haven’t really changed [...]
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The NCSE‘s Eugenie Scott is one of my personal scientific heroes: she’s been fighting in all the tough battles over evolution education in high schools in the US in recent years. It’s a bit of an understatement then to say that she’s knows what she’s talking about when it comes to science communication, so any advice from Eugenie in that area should be listened to and implemented as soon as possible.
This video of a talk by Eugenie Scott was recently posted by the NCSE, and it’s a [...]
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After Debunking Christianity set up an online poll for the most vocal atheist of 2009 (which was won by PZ Myers – no surprise there, his followers are used to destroying polls in his favour), Jen over at Blag Hag set up a similar poll, but this time focusing solely on women – entitled “Who was the most influential female atheist of 2009?”
There are a lot of excellent people on that list, including Greta Christina, Annie Laurie Gaylor (of the [...]
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