State the negative to find out about the positive – that’s the method behind the Antiview project, run by Australian journalist Max Opray. It’s a fascinating series of interviews with priests, sportspeople, futurists, writers, and more, and I was lucky enough to be asked by Max to be a part of it. He posed some interesting negatively-framed questions… You want to know how I answered them, right?
Here’s a taste:
What don’t you enjoy about science?
Real science, good science, proper science, tends [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 54
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, Richard, new panel member Tom Lang and I dive into the disparate worlds of the Curiosity Mars Rover landing and the 2012 London Olympics. Plus, Ted interviews Jay Novella, one of the hosts of the influential and renowned Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, on the link between skepticism and atheism, how the SGU got started, and how to live [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 52
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, Rachael, Richard and I discuss the chemical ghost of a 120 million year-old bird, a vaccine against obesity (and why it might not be such a good idea) and a fascinating exploding star. Plus, Belinda interviews astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith about the Square Kilometre Array telescope.
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is Djehuty Ma’at-Ra of Dhealthstore.com [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 43
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, James, Jason, Richard and I – along with special guest Ashley Paramore from the Secular Student Alliance – discuss the Global Atheist Convention 2012, as well as secular/atheist student groups and Ashley’s time in Australia.
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is from the official trailer of the chemtrail conspiracy movie “Why in the World are [...]
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I was lucky enough to have my friend Khalil Cassimally interview me a couple of weeks ago for The SA Incubator, a Scientific American blog that focuses on the next generation of science communicators. Now, the interview is online! Have a read whilst it’s still hot. Or even when it’s not. I doubt it’s going away any time soon.
The interview goes into details about my science communication niche, podcasting, geekiness and my plans for the future. More information about what I think: just [...]
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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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A little while ago, I was interviewed for the Token Skeptic podcast by my good friend Kylie Sturgess (from the Podblack Cat blog), along with Sara Mayhew, Canadian skeptical mangaka and creator of the manga The Legend of the Ztarr. Well, the interview has been released! Listen to me babble on nonsensically as people who actually know what they’re talking about try to pick up the pieces. Masochistic fun for the whole family.
No, it’s actually a pretty good interview: we talk about [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 30
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Richard, Jason and I discuss sexism, misogyny and general social etiquette in the skeptical movement (inspired by the recent ElevatorGate/WatsonGate kerfuffle), as well as Dr. Ken Harvey’s victory over alternative medicine legal action – plus there’s a great interview with the Amazing James Randi, recorded at TAM Australia.
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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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Chris Lindsay of the Michigan Skeptics Association blog has a regular series of posts where he “interview[s] writers, bloggers, podcasters, etc. about topics relevant to science, skepticism, and critical thinking”, and I was his latest victim subject interviewee. We talked about this blog, the process of engaging with ID proponents and creationists on the Internet, my first introduction to anti-evolutionism and many other (unrelated) topics, such as the Pseudo Scientists podcast and TAM Australia.
So if, for some reason, you feel like knowing a little more [...]
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