Tag Archives: skepticism

In Vino Veritas: the brand new comedy podcast for skeptics!

It’s finally here: the soopasekrit project that everyone knew about. Except the people who didn’t. But they should. It’s In Vino Veritas: the brand new skeptical podcast wot I did. I should probably mention at this point that I did it with the insufferable wonderful Jason Brown, the DrunkenMadman of My Colleagues Are Idiots. A [...]

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 [...]

#StopAVN: The Doreyan Fallacy

This is how I imagine Meryl Dorey might respond to the recently published study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Surprise surprise, the only difference was in the vastly differing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases in the two groups. And yet I have lost count of the number of times Meryl Dorey has leapt on individual instances [...]

#StopAVN: Meryl Dorey and Andrew Wakefield in V for Ventosity

I made this rather splendid V for Vendetta parody for the Facebook group Stop the Australian Vaccination Network, and I thought it was too nice not to also share on the blog.

Priceline ‘Pharmacy’ and Small World ‘Social Media Experts’ have some apologising to do

UPDATE: Power Balance Australia bust: reason wins, no thanks to Priceline Consumers have a reasonable expectation that a business branding itself as a pharmacy will offer trustworthy and effective products. Dispensing chemists are an essential part of the healthcare system, and to leverage that credibility to market nonsensical pseudoscientific scams is a betrayal of trust. [...]

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 [...]

Happy New Blog!

A BLISSFULLY HAPPY NEW YEAR! … and so begins Dave The Happy Singer: The Abominable Showman’s Happy blog! This is not the world’s first blog, nor is it even my first blog. I dabbled with the idea of online, rolling Happy Singer news long before blogs were called blogs. Of course: I Did It Wrong, [...]