I travel quite a lot. I mainly travel for work, and over the years my travel has waxed and waned from primarily domestic, to primarily international, and back again several times over. Whilst travelling quickly loses its allure as the novelty wears off, and the reality of flight delays, security screenings, arsehole passengers, never being … Continue reading The real benefit of travelling
I’m reblogging this, because Kate has so perfectly summarised my exact thoughts on this. Sensational post Kate.
Alright, since we’re here, and since we’re apparently having this godawful debate over extending basic human rights and treating people with human decency and dignity I’m just going to say it. It’s not original. It’s a bit weird coming from mostly-straighty-McStraightPants-who-is-actually-fucking-married over here in the corner. It’s fuelled by horror and rage.
But I’m going to say it anyway.
This is about extending human rights to people. Your default setting should be yes unless there is a very good reason to vote no.
1. There is no logical, sensible, useful reason to say no to marriage equality. Follow these dots.
2. If your reasoning is religious, then you should say yes to marriage equality, because your religion should not get to decide who other people marry. I do not follow your religion. If I wanted to marry a lass, or a nonbinary individual, I should be allowed to (were I…
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I believe everyone has the right to love and marry who they want. I believe the very point of living in a society is to look out for our old, our sick, our poor and our vulnerable. I believe we owe it to our children to radically overhaul our environmental impact. I believe borders are … Continue reading Rant
On Friday 19th April I shall be attending a special event with Ed Brown in Melbourne. Tickets are $30 per person. Why not come along? ARE WE ALONE? THE HUNT FOR E.T. Are we alone in this vast universe, or are there planets outside our solar system teeming with life? That’s the question a panel … Continue reading Special Event April 19 in Melbourne: ‘Are we alone? The hunt for E.T’
My good friends from the Australian Skeptics (Vic branch), aka. 'Vic Skeptics' are putting on a rational show this year, showcasing skeptical activism. Guests include the famed 'Amazing' Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation, SkepChick Rebecca Watson of the SGU, evidence-based medicine campaigner Dr. Ken Harvey, JREF President DJ Grothe, Australian Skeptics President … Continue reading Australian Skeptics’ National Convention 2012
After careful consideration I have decided to migrate the Melbourne Eastern Hills Skeptics in the Pub event website from Meetup.com to GroupSpaces.com. You can find the new events site at http://mehsitp.codenix.org - or on Facebook if you search for 'Melbourne Eastern Hills SitP' under groups. Although Meetup.com offers a decent service, I was disappointed to … Continue reading New event hosting website for MEH SitP
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed … Continue reading codenix | blog 2010 in review!