ozatheist on August 31st, 2008

Would you believe I had 800 submissions for the Carnival 99? No Max. How about 2 submissions and a box of crackers? For this edition of the carnival I have just listed the submissions as they arrived (17 of which arrived in one hit from Brent after he found a problem with Blogcarnival.com … Yikes). [...]

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ozatheist on August 28th, 2008

This was held on Tuesday 19th August in Sydney, I had tickets but unfortunately was unable to go. Lucky for me, and everyone else, the debate is now available online, via the SMH site. I have been reliably informed that The second speaker on the affirmative was censored (the audio had been removed from the [...]

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ozatheist on August 27th, 2008

More allegations of sexual abuse by a catholic priest, this time at a prestigious Catholic boys boarding college in Bathurst (NSW Australia). These allegations go back some years, and the priest was arrested some months back, but, for whatever reason, the story is all over the media today. Police are appealing for anyone with information [...]

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ozatheist on August 26th, 2008

A religious leader who may be on the right track. Archbishop Philip Freier (Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne) argues that we must lead the way on climate change if we wish to hold our head high as a regional leader. In the newmatilda.com article Freier discusses that the Anglican church is “… at the forefront of [...]

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ozatheist on August 24th, 2008

if that makes any sense. On Friday whilst driving home I again spotted the car with the Darwin Fish emblem on the boot, or at least I thought I did. This time I managed to get a bit closer and found out it was actually the Darwin Fish Cat, or is it the Darwin Cat [...]

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ozatheist on August 23rd, 2008

The Big Science Night on Friday 22 August was quite a success, I think, I’m definitely glad I went. The 4 hour event featured Simon Pampena – the Stand-up Mathematician, Dr Jim Patrick – Chief Scientist at Cochlear, Dr Michael Shermer from the US Skeptics Society, and Dr Fred Watson – Astronomer-in-Charge, Anglo-Australian Telescope. Hosted [...]

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ozatheist on August 23rd, 2008

The IDiots are always telling us to ‘teach the controversy’, well what would happen if schools had to teach all the controversies? As Humanist Mama says … we might need to extend the school day to fit in all of these “controversies” so our kids will be good and ederkated. I don’t know about getting [...]

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ozatheist on August 22nd, 2008

For those that missed listening to Zan Rowe and Dr Karl talk to Michael Shermer yesterday, the podcast is now available here (drkarl_20080821.mp3 19.4MB MP3). Michael discusses his skepticism, his thoughts on atheism, and answers questions from listeners. I liked his joke: What do you get when you cross a Jehovah’s Witness with an atheist? [...]

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ozatheist on August 22nd, 2008

or do great minds think alike? That was the question in my mind when late yesterday (21 Aug AEST) I check my RSS feeds for The Friendly Atheist and Pharyngula (I tend to only check these guys every few days) and what do I find? Friendly Atheist has reported The Gospel of Lies about the [...]

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ozatheist on August 21st, 2008

Mr Guglielmucci, who was a pastor with one of Australia’s biggest youth churches, Planetshakers, preached to thousands about his terminal illness and tugged at hearts with a hit song. The problem is the pastor wasn’t dying at all. Read the full story here, and make sure you read all the comments, there are some beauties [...]

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