Along with Jason Ball and Elliot Birch (we’re all from the Young Australian Skeptics), I’m going to be interviewed live on the Canadian skeptical radio show and podcast Skeptically Speaking tomorrow at 10am EST (Australia), or Friday 6pm MST (North America).
We’ll be chatting with the lovely and wonderful Desiree Schell, the host of Skeptically Speaking, about young people in the skeptical movement – how they’re getting involved, what more can be done to engage them, how young people see skepticism, and a [...]
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Creationists on the University of Melbourne campus! Today! Handing out Ray Comfort’s “Special Edition” of On the Origin of Species!
I first knew something was up when, while waiting for a lecture to start, I saw a student holding a copy of the book. I asked her where she’d got it, and she said that people were handing them out near the university tram stop. Yep, it had to be them – Ray Comfort clones, doing what they do best – spreading ignorance through the medium of semi-persuasive [...]
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Last year, the Young Australian Skeptics started to put together an anthology of the best skeptical blog posts of 2009, calling for people to submit entries – either their own or the work of others – that they thought were worthy of consideration. Well, the final selections of the panel of judges has been released, including – somewhat surprisingly – a post by yours truly.
“What is Philosophical Naturalism, and why [...]
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Yep, I mentioned it a while ago, but it’s finally up. Jason, Elliot and I (of the Young Australian Skeptics) were interviewed by Kylie Sturgess for the Skeptic Zone podcast about being young in the skeptical movement, blogging as a communicative medium and our own experiences in the wild world of podcasting. It was a fun interview to do, as we all know Kylie, so we had a few laughs. Skepticism can do with a bit of youthful humour sometimes, can’t it?
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Why? Because tonight, along with Elliot and Jason from the Young Australian Skeptics, I’m going to be interviewed by Kylie Sturgess for the Skeptic Zone podcast, about various topics relating to podcasting, young skepticism and general youth-ness. Should be a wonderful experience, most likely!
I’ll let you all know when the interview is released, if, for some strange reason, you want to hear the sound of my voice babbling slightly coherently about things.
Oh yes, I know how to sell myself.
Briskepticon – the Australian Skeptics National Convention for 2009… Where do I start? Well, I suppose I could try and start by saying that the convention ran from the 27th to the 29th of November, Friday to Sunday, at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
I traveled from Melbourne to Brisbane with Jason Ball, the producer of the Pseudo Scientists podcast, and we had some exciting adventures on the first day, including wandering around the UQ campus for 25 minutes trying to find Emmanuel College after our bus driver [...]
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The Skeptical Blog Anthology, which I’ve mentioned before, has a closing date! And that date is… December 1st! Oh no, that means you only have 11 more days to submit your favourite skeptical blog posts from 2009!
So, if you know of a great post that someone wrote this year, one that made you think, made you laugh, made you read a book intensely, or made you go to university to study the history of cryptozoology [...]
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It’s by the lovely Richard Hughes, guys, so what are you waiting for? The 122nd edition of the Skeptics’ Circle awaits!
You can also find Richard on Twitter, if you swing that way. (Warning, may contain dangerous levels of awesome.)
I refer you to the official release from the Young Australian Skeptics:
Dear skeptical bloggers, podcasters, and keen supporters of skepticism,
Inspired by the annual The Open Laboratory, the Skeptical Blog Anthology is a printed anthology of blog posts voted the very best of 2009, managed by the Young Australian Skeptics in conjunction with the Critical Teaching Education Group (CTEG).
Entries for the Skeptical Blog Anthology can be submitted to the Young Australian Skeptics Website at http://www.youngausskeptics.com/anthology/
The anthology is an attempt to bring [...]
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Alastair Tait, the host of the Pseudo Scientists podcast, and a good friend of mine, was recently interviewed on ABC Radio Illawarra. He was brought on to talk about and debunk some of the more common claims that proponents of the moon landing hoax like to spread around the public consciousness – a highly relevant topic considering that it is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing today.
You can catch Alastair’s interview here, as an mp3 from the ABC Radio website.