The Novellatron – the skeptical, alien-made robot also known as Dr. Steven Novella – has many detractors in the worlds of pseudoscience and antiscience, but none that I would call his nemesis: other than perhaps that of Dr. Michael Egnor, conservative Catholic neurosurgeon and ID proponent. Hmm, then again, maybe “nemesis” is too strong [...]
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No time to blog. No time to use the Internet normally, actually. TAM Australia has just been too overwhelming so far, and in the best possible way.
So far I have:
Chatted to the Novellatron (Steven Novella), Bob Novella, James Randi, George Hrab, Brian Dunning and Evan Bernstein (So far) Seen some amazing talks at the Skepticator Open Mic Night (I’ll put some up here as soon as they’re on YouTube) Performed a mediocre talk at the Open Mic Night (I’ll put it up here if [...]
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Reasonable Doubts is one of my favourite podcasts – the hosts always know exactly what they’re talking about, give fair amounts of time to opposing viewpoints, talk about interesting and relevant topics, are often hilariously funny, and always have on particularly good guests.
The latest two episodes form a two-parter on “Creationism Vs Psychology” – the recent diversification of focus by the Discovery Institute and similar neo-religious think-tanks from simply intelligent design and evolution, to now including attacks on neuroscience and its supposedly antiquated materialist basis.
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