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Yes, it is finally up. No need to wait any longer, people. Click right here to be taken directly to the place where you can download the first episode of the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, The Pseudo Scientists. Don’t be discouraged that the first episode doesn’t feature me (or the next episode, for that matter), it’s still a good podcast! No, really, it is!
Plus, with the power of the Internet, you can become a fan of The Pseudo Scientists on Facebook here. If you’re into that sort of thing, of course…
Yes, I’ve been neglecting blogging for a while, but for a good reason! The start of the holidays is always a bit rough, and I have been on my school’s Bike Camp for the past five days. Anyway, a new Common Creationist Claim post is up on Homologous Legs, which you can visit here. It’s all about abiogenesis, and should be a good introduction to the kinds of arguments creationists make regarding the scientific study of the naturalistic origin of life.
In other news, the second “first” episode of the Yougn Australian Skeptics was a failure (audio sotware recording problems again). Perhaps it was because I wasn’t there. We may never know. The next attempt is next week, but, being the busy man I am, I cannot attend, AGAIN. Darn Awards Night at school. Darn me winning an award for academic excellence. </humility>
I’ve written a new article on Young Australian Skeptics called “Creationist Argument – Mutations cannot increase information”. You can find it here, if you so wish to read it.
Basically, I’m going to be laying out the foundations of various arguments used by creationists in a way that young people can understand, provided they have a basic understanding of genetics. If they don’t know anything about genetics, it’s probably the case that they’re not interested in evolution very much, and so they wouldn’t read my articles.
We’ve also had two guest articles written already (here and here), and plugs on the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe, the Skeptic Zone, Bad Astronomy and Teen Skepchick. Much love all around, especially to those teen skepchicks. Just about my age, wouldn’t you think?
I was thinking about my Internet usage the other day and I decided that I needed to vent my thoughts about general skepticism through the traditional blogging medium, but Homologous Legs is focused on evolution and creationism, and it didn’t seem appropriate to talk about off-topic issues there. So I made this blog, Informal Skepticism, to discuss skeptical issues that I found interesting, as well as serve as a main point of reference for all my other Internet activities. Here I can just post links to things I find browsin’, have a relaxing rant against something I find annoying, or update people on the status of Homologous Legs or my YouTube account. My rolemodel is, of course, the wonderful Podblack, run by Kylie Sturgess of TANK vodcast and Skeptic Zone fame, but don’t expect too much.
I’m only a teenager after all.