It’s now officially a holiday period for me (for some curious reason my university is giving everyone a two-week mid-semester break – but no one’s complaining), but I’m still busy as hell with multiple projects, including coursework, the YAS relaunch, the podcast and just generally trying not to go insane. So! Here are some more interesting/relevant things I’ve stumbled across in the past few days.
Standford University has a free, online writing course through Coursera called “Writing in the Sciences” starting on the 24th of September! It’s free! [...]
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Whoa! Haven’t seen you guys for a while! There’s a good reason for this – it’s my last undergraduate semester of uni before I kick off my Master, and my coursework has completely inexplicably increased dramatically. There are assignments and tests flying at me from all four subjects I’m taking, it’s crazy. Add in my weekly podcast commitment, the relaunch of the Young Australian Skeptics blog and my newfound penchant for caring about my fitness, and there’s little time for some good ol’ Homologous Legs blogging. Very [...]
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The answer to the above question is… er… “probably not”. But they’re both great, don’t make me choose between them. Then again, I may have to placate you all with some Doctor Who-related things, given that I’ve been quite busy at university lately with assessments, and subsequently I haven’t had enough time to finish the posts I’m writing on convergent molecular evolution (in response to this ENV post by ID proponent Jonathan McLatchie) and the relationship between evolutionary biology and atheism (in response to various posts by science and [...]
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If that title doesn’t draw you in, I don’t know what will, honestly. It’s not misleading, either.
The lovely folks over at TBA - Ben Vernel, Tess Armstrong and Andy Balloch – were kind enough to invite me on their excellent podcast to discuss all things science… and quite a few things not-science. I share some amazing science-themed pick-up lines (which I’ve never, ever used, I promise you), Tess asks me about random topics, Ben just sits there being a bit of [...]
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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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Reasonable Doubts, as I’ve said before, is one of my favourite podcasts on religion and atheism. Their most recent episode is a recording of a debate between their own Jeremy Beahen and Cliffe Knechtle, a Christian pastor, on the topic: “Is Christianity Rational?” It was a rather structured debate and one of the things I loved about it was its civility – Jeremy in particular didn’t raise his voice, didn’t get flustered or angry in his responses, even when stating that his opponent didn’t [...]
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The 133rd instalment of the Carnival of the Godless will be hosted by Null Session on the 17th of January – this means you only have a few days to submit godless posts pertaining to atheism, religion, philosophy and creationism/intelligent design to get them included! Make sure you do so right now!
And, er, Bastard Sheep on Twitter created a petition to try and get me interviewed on the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe podcast… You can sign it [...]
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I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’m lucky, because unlike most people I have quite a bit of free time in which to listen to them: going to and from school in the morning and afternoon, time after homework at home, during lunch at school, during free periods at school whilst doing homework, etc. I’m sure you get the idea.
At last count, ie. thirty seconds ago, I had forty-five podcasts in my iTunes podcast directory library thingy, or whatever the hell it’s called, with most of the skeptical [...]
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