An over worked friend was talking about science journalism while I was walking home the other day. As it happened I'd just listened to Episode Twenty-Five – The Second Embiggen Book Review Show of The Token Skeptic podcast. The final book was on topic so I offered to edit it out so she wouldn't have to hunt through the full episode for the relevant bit.
So last night the topic of gender neutrality in the likes of policeman vs police officer came up and, unsurprisingly, I have an opinion on this and thought I may make a blog post detailing said stance.
I just spotted this on the NZ Herald site this morning; Victoria reviews homeopathy course.
Victoria University is distancing itself from a course it is offering in the controversial alternative medicine homeopathy.
The course "Homoeopathy: increasing your health awareness" is being offered through its Community Continuing Education programme in a one-off two hour lecture.
MIME-Version: 1.0 Sender: gold [at] freelancers [dot] net [dot] nz Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 14:50:52 +1200 Subject: Regarding the AVN/Living Wisdom talk From: Gold gold [at] evolved [dot] net [dot] nz To: margaret [dot] allen [at] slwa [dot] wa [dot] gov [dot] au Cc: meryl meryl [at] avn [dot] org [dot] au Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Hello Mrs Allen, It's recently been brought to my attention by Meryl Dorey of the Living Wisdom news letter that the AVN are hosting a seminar at the State Library of Western Australia.
Today is the last day for submissions on this proposed Bill.
I've finished compiling the suggestions from the forums and updated the document on the NZSitP site. Vicki also submitted the attached document this morning on behalf of the NZ Skeptics. I've filled in some of the blanks in the NZSitP document with answers from Vicki's.
So, last Monday there was a Boobquake.
"What the frak is that?" I hear some of you say.
"The world has been placed on a heightened security alert following reports that New Age terrorists have harnessed the power of homeopathy for evil. ‘Homeopathic weapons represent a major threat to world peace,’ said President Barack Obama, ‘they might not cause any actual damage but the placebo effect could be quite devastating.’