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My secret addiction, revealed!

Back in the day, when I was a teenager, I used to hop on the bus to Seattle and spend a day wandering the seedier parts of town. I’d get off around Pike Street, near the Farmers’ Market, and wander around 1st and 2nd Avenues, which were not nice places for a quiet young man.…

On my way

I’m at Heathrow, about to begin the long trip home. It’s going to be epic: somehow, with all the layovers and the long drive from the airport, I anticipate pulling into my driveway just about exactly 24 hours from posting this. No! I won’t post anything to Pharyngula as soon as I get home! I…

Taking the spa for a while

I’m at the Cheltenham Science Festival, I have been given a press pass, and I intend to use it fiercely to be entertained for a few days. I think I’ll go listen to Alan Moore rumble about snake goddesses in a bit, and I know that tomorrow I intend to be fawning fanboi to Brian…

The Dawkins/Myers conversation

Now you can listen in to the whole discussion via those British Humanist Association podcasters with the lightning-fast response times. Or you can read a review. Aside from the righteously angry but poorly aimed protesters, I guess last night went over reasonably well.

Another podcast

I’m on the Pod Delusion, recorded just last night and already available for listening.

Infamy!

So, tonight I had a civil and fun public conversation with Richard Dawkins, hosted by the British Humanist Association, which went well…but was marred by protests at the beginning. It was very exciting. The cause for the chaos was peculiar to me: they were protesting AC Grayling’s proposed new university, which would have an £18,000…

I should be writing, not speaking

If you aren’t in London, you won’t be able to hear my talk for Atheism UK tonight at the South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, at 7:00. But you could listen to my interview on Radio Freethinker, anywhere where you have the internet. I don’t know why you would…

Brains eaten. Gotta sleep.

I just got back from a busy evening at the Glasgow Skeptics meeting; big crowd, lots of fun, a certain creationist will probably be whining about his savage mistreatment soon, I got to meet Charlie Stross, I had Glenlivet delivered to me for the Q&A, I also drank a bottle of Irn Bru (mmmm, mediciney…

Scotland!

Sadly, today I leave Ireland…but happily, I land in Scotland. I’ll be speaking at the Crystal Palace in Glasgow tonight at 7ish. Remember, this is the event that creationists have put out a call to take me to task, so I’m hoping we’ll have a diverse crowd of science-minded people to provide thoughtful discussion, and…

Showtime this evening

Just a reminder… At 8pm GMT (convert to your local time; it’s 2pm to those of you in the band from Minnesota to Texas) here at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin, in a room yet to be determined (check the YouTube info page for location updates), we’ll be putting on a little talk show. We’ll…