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 intelligent design (ID) movement has been around for over 20 years, and few (if any) of its stated and implied goals and plans have thus far come to fruition. While contributing factors to this lack of success are certainly the hard work of the scientific community and its friends, as well as the fact that ID has never been adequately formulated as a scientific idea, a significant proportion of the responsibility for the outcome should be laid upon the ID movement itself. It has, in arguably many respects, [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 6th of April to the 13th of April, 2011.
This week was fairly interesting with regards to the online ID movement. However, it wasn’t a great week for author diversity. Yes, all the posts I’ll be talking about were written by Casey Luskin, everyone’s favourite non-scientist attorney. What I want to know is: how does he find the time to write so much? Surely his work as Program Officer in Public Policy & Legal Affairs at the Discovery Institute occupies much of his time, so where [...]
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Yes. Just… yes. Whoever made this, you’ve blended my early childhood with politics, and that’s a feat that deserves some recognition.
American readers, prepare to learn about the Australian political system in the best possible way – through motherflippin’ Pokémon.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal teaches us that politics and evolutionary biology don’t mix well when parenting. Well, in Zach Weiner’s weird little world, that is.
I must say though, that I would never give my children advice such as that – I know the power of sexual selection. Pick-up and dating lines are secondary sexual characteristics, right? Right?
Politics is not my thing, really. Growing up in a moderately left-wing household, I clearly have my biases, but I try to steer clear of political discussions. Knowing that, I reckon that it shows pretty well though what I write – tiptoe around the politics, and grab for any little bit of science or skepticism that there is in the issue.
Dianne, from Twitter, sent me an article written by David Penberthy, a political author for the Australian opinion website The Punch, about the healing power [...]
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After the last post’s heavy philosophical content, I thought I might bring the serious tone down a little with a bit of, um, music.
Auto-Tune the News is a highly successful series of videos on YouTube produced by Michael Gregory from the band “The Gregory Brothers”. They feature almost everything you could ever want from a video: R&B music, humour, US politics, and a liberal spreading of electronic auto-tune.
For those who are unaware of the magic of auto-tune, it’s basically an electronic method of [...]
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