I graduated a couple of weeks ago! Now the proud owner of a (legitimate) bit of paper that says I have a degree, and the legal right to put “B.Sc.” after my name.
My Dad and I, taking the concept of a “graduation photo” very seriously.
Yep, I’ve got a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Genetics (and also Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, but you’ll never see it on my transcript)! I’m starting a Master of Science (Genetics) at the University of Melbourne and the Bio21 Molecular [...]
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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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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 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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The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 46
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, I host a discussion with Belinda, James and Richard about the Australian and South African Square Kilometre Array telescopes, problems with a plan to help save the Murray-Darling river basin in eastern Australia, and the successful launch and docking to the International Space Station of a pioneering commercial space capsule, SpaceX’s Dragon.
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is [...]
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The Pseudo Scientists – Test of Faith Panel
On the 16th of April, I took part in a panel discussion with two fellow atheists and three Christian scientists on the topic of the compatibility of science and religious belief, entitled “Test of Faith”, as a part of the Reason for Faith Festival in Melbourne. Well, finally, I’ve been able to release the audio of the event as an episode of The Pseudo Scientists podcast. It’s been lightly edited for coherency and microphone levels, [...]
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You’re all familiar with the Global Atheist Convention 2012, right? It’s a massive event being held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from April 13th-15th, featuring both international and local speakers – philosophers, scientists, writers, comedians, and more – who will all be discussing various topics surrounding atheism or non-belief in religion. My good friend Kylie Sturgess (along with Australian comedian Lawrence Leung) will be MC-ing it. What, you’ve never heard of it? How curious.
Anyway, whether or [...]
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There are so many great webcomics out there that every time I mention another I feel as though I should have already brought your attention to it. Scenes From A Multiverse is no exception. It’s clever, funny, and due to its sci-fi nature, often touches on areas in science and related topics.
Of course, this means that intelligent design was bound to come up sooner or later.
Click on the image to see the full comic!
Hat-tip to my good friend [...]
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