OK, so this could go in several places, but this is as good as any so I'll just leave this here
You'll be able to find 'em easily by using the YouTube search engine. Here are the channels:
1) geekandsundry (Wil Wheaton hosts a few videos here)
6) Vsauce2 (both Vsauce and Vsauce2 have a lot of cool science related videos)
7) Vsauce3 (gaming related)
Just came across a new Listverse article about why creationism should be taught in schools. (In case you hadn't heard of it before, Listverse provides user created top ten lists about various topics.) They're usually quite good, I reckon, but this one was just terrible.
There is a new survey online that is attempting to get some information on atheists and atheism around the world.
It will take about 20-30 minutes depending on how much information you want to give. No personal information is collected.
I just read Homeopathy regime is rejected as judge tells parents to immunise child on the SMH site. The story is sad in that it has to be reported on at all but that's not what I was wondering about for the purpose of this post. It is more about the terminology used in the article.
So I was looking at an e-mail from Meetup and saw a suggestion from the Six Degrees group. I was thinking that Meetup's recommendation algorithms could use some work because the last thing I saw in that group was someone pushing Reiki lessons.
Following on from a meeting a couple of days ago to begin planning for the 2013 NZ Skeptics conference here in Wellington I have been thinking about a subject that could make for a good and worthwhile debate.
I'm interested in collating a list of major woo websites here in NZ. Part of my reasoning is that I love to visit nonsense talks, lectures, workshops, etc in the Wellington area, and as there's no centralised calendar where these "alternative" meetings are advertised I'd like to make one and share it online. The kind of woo I'm looking at can be seen at the following websites:
Found this great new podcast, similar to the live one that Astronomy Cast produces, but with skeptics. Anyway, here is the link: