The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 32
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, Jason, James and Elliot discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes, the Christian version of the Australian National Anthem, and climate change in the media; and Richard and I interview the amazing skeptical podcaster and musician George Hrab (recorded at TAM Australia, back in November 2010).
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip was “Creation Song” from [...]
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Skeptical/atheistic music! Everybody loves it, especially if it’s by the wonderful George Hrab. So, as members of the set Everybody, I know you’ll love this new music video for his song “God Is Not Great”. Choirs of atheists? Ray Comfort being devoured by crocoducks? Zombie Jesus? What more could you want? Nothing, that’s what.
Also, check out the interview with the creator of the video, Octavio Valdes, over on the Young Australian Skeptics!
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It seems like multiple blog posts are all below the surface but none are ready to emerge yet, including a 2010 ID review post, a sci-ID post, a chemistry post, an extremophile post… so you’re getting this quick one instead, just to make sure you know I’m not dead.
Also, sorry about the lack of TWiID on Tuesday, I was unable to blog then (or yesterday as it happens). Don’t worry, you can take it from me that you didn’t miss much in the intelligent design world. Is it just [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – George Hrab’s Melbourne gig
Here it is, the full audio of the gig skeptical podcaster and musician George Hrab played in Melbourne on the 30th of November 2010 (with a short intro by me). Seriously, it was an awesome show, so make sure you have a listen.
There’s also a video of part of the gig up in the iTunes feed for the podcast, which you can also watch here if you want.
What are you waiting for? [...]
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Christmas is approaching! It’s nearly upon us, this Christian-co-opted, pagan holiday – what better way to celebrate Christmas Eve Eve with a new song by George Hrab, skeptical musician extraordinaire?
After all, this holiday isn’t about religion: it’s about friends and family. Theoretically. You know what I mean.
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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No time to blog. No time to use the Internet normally, actually. TAM Australia has just been too overwhelming so far, and in the best possible way.
So far I have:
Chatted to the Novellatron (Steven Novella), Bob Novella, James Randi, George Hrab, Brian Dunning and Evan Bernstein (So far) Seen some amazing talks at the Skepticator Open Mic Night (I’ll put some up here as soon as they’re on YouTube) Performed a mediocre talk at the Open Mic Night (I’ll put it up here if [...]
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Sigh. I thought I would have enough time to get back to my usual Monday Science Link and This Week in Intelligent Design, but it looks like that won’t be possible until after TAM Australia. Damn, another week where I let you all down in a way that you’ll probably get over very quickly.
Anyway, to somehow help ease the pain, here’s another brilliant SMBC comic. Oh, and Zach, the guy behind it, has a book that he wants you to buy, the newly-released print version of another [...]
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I’m back! Two exams down (my Chemistry exam finished this morning, and my Biology exam was yesterday) and two more to go. The next one, Australian Flora and Fauna, is in a week, so I have a good enough excuse to get back online.
TAM Australia only a little over two weeks away and, as I’ve previously mentioned, George Hrab is playing a show in Melbourne afterwards. My good friend Catherine whipped up some “I <3 HRAB” badges just for the occasion and mine [...]
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It’s happening! George Hrab, skeptical musician, podcaster and man-human, has announced the dates for his Styrofoam Tour of Australia and New Zealand:
More details about the Melbourne show (which I will be at, of course – I wouldn’t dream about passing up a Geo show) can be found at the Young Australian Skeptics, but here’s the short version:
George is playing in Melbourne on Tuesday, 30th November 2010, from 8pm at The Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria. It’s a free, over 18s event. [...]
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