Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims


Wide-scale access to the Internet has resulted in unprecedented access to information for the average citizen of any developed nation, and the more recent proliferation of mobile data devices and networks have exponentially increased our ability to reference the collective body of knowledge on a whim. This access comes at a price however, as tech-savvy … Continue reading Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims

The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science


I posted the original version of the following as a comment on my "A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic" post, but since most visitors don't read the comments, I've reposted it here with some minor embellishment. There is an interesting perspective of the Australian political climate-change denialism contrasted against various other western democracies in … Continue reading The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science

The SkepticZone podcast and the Canon HF R18 I donated


If you’ve heard the latest SkepticZone podcast (available via iTunes or from the SkepticZone website), you’ll have heard that I donated a high-definition video camera to the show after Richard reported his stolen, via Twitter recently. The camera is the Legria HF R18, a beautiful piece of machinery which I’ve had the pleasure of using … Continue reading The SkepticZone podcast and the Canon HF R18 I donated

Superheroes are amongst us!


I used to think superheroes were the domain of fiction, existing only in comic-books and on film, their powers limited to battling their super-villain foe, equally the domain of fiction. I didn't realise superheroes and super-villains are actually real, living amongst us and effecting our lives in very real ways. You see the problem was … Continue reading Superheroes are amongst us!