If you like this check out the fb page Ask a skeptic. If you want. Gosh, I’m not making you. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=321733204594532&set=a.313815368719649.55748.313770728724113&type=1

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Lawmakers in Tasmania are considering banning the sale of cigarettes to people born after the year 2000: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-21/upper-house-moves-motion-to-ban-the-sale-of-cigarettes/4214016

I’m not in favour of it, because I’m not in…

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Thought of this while camping the other weekend :p

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Ron Williams needs $300,000 to cover the cost of the challenge. That would be $75 for each of the 4000 atheists who attended the Global Atheist Convention. So that’s how much I donated. If you dug deep and paid out for the GAC, you should dig just as deep…

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Great Scott! This is Eugenie Scott at the Global Atheist Convention. I am ashamed to admit I missed her talk because I slept in a bit, having been at the pub the night before. At least I still get to see it :)

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Dawkins’s Talk from the GAC #atheistcon #atheism

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Attention atheists and secularists, there’s work to be done!

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We’ve had a win for the separation of church and state: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-20/high-court-upholds-chaplaincy-challenge/4081456

It makes no sense at all to have religious counselors in a public school. How can a chaplain of one religion…

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This is a well made short video from ABC’s program Hungry Beast, which highlights just how far back child abuse by the Catholic Church goes.

In my opinion, the matter deserves a full royal commission, not just a weaksauce parliamentary enquiry.

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Many have beaten me to it, but I feel I wouldn’t be performing my duty if I didn’t join in on making fun of George Pell.

From wikipedia:

The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.

Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters, to suppress numbers, files and websites. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions such as videos & spoof songs, often being widely mirrored across the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks.[1][2]

After Pell’s appearance on Q and A a little while ago, comedian Catherine Deveny tweeted an image making fun of his "preparing young English boys" comment. Pell subsequently threatened legal action. That was the single best thing he could have done to guarantee he would never hear the end of it, and the internets are now awash with George Pell memes. Here’s some I like:

Argh, finding it tedious to post a gallery on Tumblr. Just gonna link to this same post on my main blog site: http://mophosophical.com/2012/05/13/the-streisand-effect/