Wed, 11 February 2015
As promised at the event! With many thanks to SciTech's Renae Sayers for allowing me to record the show, the whole SciTech and backstage team for helping make this happen.
The Profs and Pints Fringe World show was sold out on the 10th February, but I was given the opportunity to record the live show. The Storify of the Tweets that featured on the Tweetwall can be found at: https://storify.com/kyliesturgess/fringe-world-profs-and-pints
Here's the details of what went down:
SCIENCE SMACKDOWN: Why my idea for the future is better than yours.
Pulling on the cream of the Perth scientific crop, its informal (we welcome the ‘Pints’ part just as much as the ‘Profs’), but informative (we want everyone’s brain-juice switched on and topped up), and most importantly, interactive (all about the meaningful exchange, in person or #profsandpints). Hopefully no shoes are thrown.
Produced by Scitech and supported by Inspiring Australia, this event is part of FRINGE WORLD 2015.
Please leave positive comments and reviews on iTunes and consider supporting the show via visiting Tokenskeptic.org - and I’d love to get your feedback via email@example.com.
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_195_-_On_Profs_And_Pints_Perth_FringeWorld.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17am HKT
Wed, 11 February 2015
Robin Ince is coming to Australia! He will not be bringing zombies, but will be bringing his science/comedy A game, with "Happiness Through Science". Proudly presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince
Tue, 3 February 2015
Professor Edzard Ernst has written the story of his life as a doctor and a scientist – in A Scientist in Wonderland: A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble.
Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England. Professor Ernst’s reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods, led to an appointment as the world’s first chair in alternative medicine.
Clashes were inevitable and this memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in the field of medicine. Find out more at http://edzardernst.com
Please leave positive comments and reviews on iTunes and consider supporting the show via visiting Tokenskeptic.org – and I’d love to get your feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support podcasting on Patreon! Head to www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess.
Direct download: Token_Skeptic_194_-_On_A_Scientist_In_Wonderland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am HKT