The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 51
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, new panel member Rachael Skerritt joins Richard, James and me to discuss the discovery of the/a/maybe-probably Higgs Boson, a Power Balance-like strapping tape that has appeared in the sporting world, and an update on the Australian National School Chaplaincy program.
You can follow Rachael on Twitter at @rachaelmk.
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is American conservative [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 50
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, I host discussions with Belinda and Richard about the illegality of infant circumcision in Germany, equations vs. publication impact in biology, the death of the giant tortoise Lonesome George, and “Science: It’s A Girl Thing!” Plus, we announce the details of a very special caption contest to celebrate our 50th episode! You just know you want to caption my [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 15th of December to the 21st of December, 2010.
It’s the 5th anniversary of the Kitzmiller vs. Dover decision this week, a seminal court case that provided legal precedent to rule the teaching of intelligent design unconstitutional in the United States. The York Dispatch has written a retrospective piece, including interviews with some of the key voices in the trial – I recommend you check it out.
But what about the ID proponents? Surely they’re feeling bitter, reminiscing over their defeat [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 11th of August to the 17th of August, 2010.
Here I was thinking that the Discovery Institute and friends were going to continue their trend of delivering fewer and fewer blog posts every week. I even thought they hadn’t noticed what they were doing. Clearly, I was wrong. I mean, wow – Uncommon Descent went on a posting spree this week, throwing out articles about any little thing that crossed their mind. Sure, there were the usual comments on breaking scientific research that the authors [...]
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DonExodus2, a popular YouTube defender of evolutionary theory and critic of creationism and intelligent design, had a false DMCA copyright claim filed against him by the Discovery Institute. The video below explains it all.
While I’m not really that surprised, I’m saddened that an organisation that prides itself as being all for “academic freedom” and free inquiry in science would stoop to this level. Disgusting.
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Crispian Jago, the man behind the Simpsonised Skeptic Trump Cards, has done it again, this time with a little something he likes to call the Ladybird Book of Chiropractic Treatment & English Libel Law. Ever wanted to teach children about British libel law and how it relates to the current case involving Simon Singh and the British Chiropractic Association? Well… now you can.
Here’s a brief sample:
Crispian Jago, you’re a [...]
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Sorry about the title, but you’ve got to take the opportunity to do that when it arises. Just be grateful that I didn’t use a paraphilia like I did before.
Skeptics who are “hip” with all the recent news related to the movement will probably know all about what’s happening with Simon Singh, one of the authors of the book Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial. Simon is being sued by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) for libel, relating to claims he made in an article he [...]
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