Category Archives: skepticism

What does the Catholic Church say about aborted foetuses in vaccines?

Very little, of course, because there are no aborted foetuses in vaccines. Here’s Meryl Dorey, of the Australian Vaccination Network confirming this fact in her usual way. That is, by asserting the exact opposite: Vaccines may sometimes contain aborted human foetal tissue – a fact which some people may consider a cause for concern And [...]

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]

First Australian #Skepticamp has arrived!

It’s today! Get the full event details for Skepticamp Sydney 2011, and top tips for Skepticamp presenters from my recent posts, but here’s the tl;dr: Venue: Building 2, UTS Sydney Time: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm Map to Skepticamp at Building 2, UTS, Sydney The hashtag is #Skepticamp Below is a live view of Skepticamp-related [...]

Countdown to #Skepticamp Australia: Top tips for speakers and participants

With Skepticamp Sydney rapidly approaching, I thought it would be nice to gather some advice as we launch this boat together. Some of us have taken part in BarCamps and similar events, and some of us will be doing this for the very first time. With this in mind, I’ve contacted some friends and acquaintances [...]

Countdown to #Skepticamp Australia

The very first Skepticamp Australia event is this Saturday: Skepticamp Sydney 2011! What is Skepticamp? Skepticamp is an unconference, where the attendees are also the presenters! It’s a free event (even the food is free!), and everyone who comes is invited to contribute a short presentation. It’s open, collaborative and fun! Based on the very [...]

A lesson in critical thinking.

How to spell ‘definately’.

I’m Sean The Blogonaut

I have been up in the air about whether to write to you about this issue or not, but my lame excuse earlier about not blogging made me realise that you deserve to make a free and informed choice when you decide to subscribe to my feed. My post earlier to explain why I haven’t [...]