Thanks to Nexus members Karen and Luke for this great video on our local group's experience at the Global Atheist Convention.
Highlights - PZ Myers getting up close and personal with two of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast heathenettes, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books getting something of a man-crush on AC Grayling (after Grayling offered to do a book signing at Warren's…
Bear with me now. This is not going to seem relevant for a while, but I do have a point.
The Melbourne Atheist Convention is just two weeks away and there is a flurry of dieting (not just women either!), clothes buying and hair fluffing going on in anticipation of meeting people we've only met on line and who, we fear, think we are a lot more attractive than we actually are! I have a feeling that Australia's spanx sales have gone through the…
When I first joined Atheist Nexus, for personal reasons, I decided to do so under a slightly altered version of my real name. Circumstances have now changed and I think it is appropriate that I change my profile name to my real name - Chrys Stevenson.
I hope this won't cause too much confusion, but I have found keeping two identities on the internet is becoming unwieldy and unnecessary.
Media Release from Atheist Foundation of Australia, co-presenters with Atheist Alliance International of the Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne:
Global Atheist Convention - Sold out!
30 January, 10
Tickets for The Rise of Atheism, 2010 Global Atheist Convention are now sold out! The Convention, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 12 - 14 March 2010, has attracted substantial Australian and international interest… Continue
Twitter is currently taking votes for the best contributors in various categories.
In the area of 'health', the quack and anti-vaxxer, 'Dr' Joseph Mercola, has taken the lead over Australian doctor and skeptic, Dr Rachie (sister of Atheist Nexus member and well-known skeptical blogger, Podblack). Podblack (aka Kylie Sturgess) is also the co-MC for the Global Atheist Convention in… Continue
Late yesterday, the Atheist Foundation of Australia's website went down.
The following message is from the AFA's head tech, Protium:
"The Atheist Foundation of Australia server is currently undergoing a 500Mbps DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack and has been null routed (taken offline). This has affected upstream providers Optus Networks and technicians are currently looking into the situation.
A DDoS is when multiple computers all request…Continue
This week, the Australian Christian Lobby launched it's 'Tame the Tube' campaign, aimed at reducing sex and violence on Australian commercial television. Obviously these people live so far in the past they haven't discovered the remote control yet!
Comedian/singer, Paul McDermott, began his show this week with a commentary on Christians. Paul, an atheist, is always cutting, but I think he excelled himself with this. Remember, this is on prime-time Australian television - and note the… Continue
We pride ourselves, here on Atheist Nexus (and in other atheist forums), on being intelligent, rational, educated human beings. We also, in the main, abhor those religious views which lead to racism, sexism, homophobia and other irrational prejudices.
But, as we move forward from being a 'philosophical stance' into a 'movement', should we, can we, and, if so, how can we, distinguish ourselves from atheists who have abandoned belief in God, but not irrationality and… Continue
It's a long time since I've done the 'How many more sleeps?" thing, but I swear I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.
What has me so excited? Well, it's embarrassing really. Really embarrassing. I'm nearly 51 years old and I should be excited about illicit love affairs, an exciting new high paying job, or buying a new yacht. Nope. Not even close.
Fact is, I'm looking forward to two big events coming up in Oz. The first is Richard Dawkins speaking in my home town in… Continue