So then boys and girls, it’s time to get down to something new and interesting, thats right, BRING ON THE PEER REVIEW BAY-BEH! Sadly though it’s not the peer review of some science (I bet you were all hoping that I’d get geek with some rocks), instead it’s the review of something interesting thats gone on recently on the blogsphere. Specifically someones collected some ‘data’ and are busy making graphs of it when really they should be ensuring that what they have is reliable and accurate and that their sampling hasn’t been biased….. So what am I on about? Why thunderfoots latest blog post of course, original can be found here.
Ok, a quick re-cap for those that have been as clueless as I normally am when this sort of thing kicks off. It was blogged here (with follow up here) that DJ Grothe had announced that he’d never heard about sexual harrasement taking place at TAM, dispite a number of women reporting it. As you can imagine there was then a bit of a purturbation in the fecal matter field about this on the internet! The next thing that I’m aware of is this vid on youtube by Stealth Badger, be warned….Badger is on full form in this 😉 :
Here’s something that, whilst I don’t think about every day I do acknowledge, I am lucky to have been born in the UK. I’ve grown up in a society that is at least trying to equalise things between men and women (there are still pay gaps), I’m able to go off to Uni and study, I get to pick who…
By season I mean Winter (although it doesn’t feel that late in the year for me) and that of course infers the midwinter festivities that many people will be partaking thereof. Now that will be a nice cosy christmas, or a boozey haze of general gluttony and over indulgence. Presents will be unwrapped, arguements will be had, children will be hyper, hangovers will be nursed and all the usual sorts of shenanigans that take place over the next week or so. And with that in mind SkepticTV would like to wish you all a happy and safe time no matter what you are doing or how you are celerbrating it. And as our contribution we have composed the following, you will have to imagine the tune in your head and our voices singing it…..which might lead you to drink but here we go!
There are some things in life that no one likes to have to deal with at any time of the year, let alone a time of year like this, i.e one that is supposed to be family focused. I’m not going to name any names in the blog post but it is in responce to the recent news on youtube about a very popular member of the ‘atheist community’ having lost one of their younger family members to cancer. Yes, I know that you can easily work out who’s family this is but I’d like to respect their privacy a little as they grieve, this is my English sense of propriety kicking in a little.
This blog post has two purposes though, and the first one is simple enough. I know I am not the only member of SkepticTV to have small people running around in the family and we all know that said small people are some of the most precious things that we can have in life. We know how much having them in our lives enriches them, and dispite the fact we might have to routinely run the roulette of ‘will they pass on their shiny new infection to me’ we wouldn’t change them for the world. So we would like to express our condolences to this family and hope that they can find comfort and solace as they support each other.
So dispite having a very late one I have to be up and around in the daylight hours, although right now higher thinking is not quite where my brain is at! A full thank you post will be written up in the next few days, but I thought I’d quickly say a massive THANK YOU to everyone now. So far…
So ladies and gentlemen with little over 24 hours to go I’m pleased to be able to announce the schedule! We’ve been waiting on the confirmation of some details and guests, there is one minor detail we’re waiting to pin down but aside from that the schedule is set and you can find it below!
Continue reading Announcing the Schedule for the 12 Hour Show and How to Ask Questions!
So, whilst we’re all running around like mad things getting things organised for the whole 12 hours of saturdays charity show the boys over at Trolling With Logic have not only confirmed with us that they’ll take part but they’ve also organised some guests for their 12 hour STV Charity Show special. And can I say what awesome guest’s they’ve…
So there I was mooching around on the interwebz and I found this interesting piece from one of the TEDtalks channels. It’s Robin Ince being very clever and very funny. Enjoy! Watch this video on YouTube Womble