Cat Wednesday | Eccles listens to The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe


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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

Eccles is preening himself as he and I listen to a podcast. The background dialogue is the exclusive property of SGU Productions.

Caturday’s Astrophenia | 2016.04.30

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G’day! I’m practicing touch-typing on my new (replacement) keyboard from now into the next week, so I’ll be minimal on the text in this post.

I wish you all a fantastic weekend, and a wonderful new month ahead.


 Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

The International Space Station over Earth

Andromeda Rising over Colombia

Galaxy Einstein Ring

The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

Milky Way in Moonlight

M16: Pillars of Star Creation

Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant

NGC 6872: A Stretched Spiral Galaxy

Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Star Cluster

A Dust Angel Nebula

Fermi’s Gamma-ray Moon

Moon over Makemake

The Bubble NEbula: Winds & Radiation from a Massive Star (UHD)


How Do We Terraform Saturn’s Moons?

Global Warming is Already Lowering Ocean Water Oxygen Levels

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

SpaceX Announces Plan to Launch Private Dragon Mission to Mars  in 2018

Makemake Moon Discovered

Mixed Reality Tech Brings Mars to Earth

Big Picture Science Radio Show | Skeptic Check – Your Inner Lab Coat

Dr. Janna Levin – Black Hole Blues (Science Salon #5)

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The Call’s Gnuz & Lynx Roundup | 2016.04.26


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G’day. I’ve posted a couple of preludes to the sort of material to be found over on my atheist blog, a pair of videos by Brian Dalton of The Way of the Mister, and Mr Deity notoriety from his series The God Distraction. The second is scheduled to pop up online on the 29th of the month. I’ve also added a header to the blog’s title from my fractal “Unicron Hungers.” I’m working on the draft for the actual inaugural post for the site, though the two preceding videos will help set the tone along with it, plus supply both the funny, the succinct, and the dead-on accurate as only Mr Deity can.

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Tim MInchin’s ‘Three Minute Song’

Not for the uptight!

via the BBC‘s YouTube channel

The Call Bulletins | A New Blog is Spawned in the Void

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As you may know, this blog’s editorial policy forbids recent and future posts dealing directly with religion and objects-of-faith, and a good policy it is, in keeping the focus on, among other things, issues of scientific skepticism and scientific claims, as well as claims passed off as science that fail its standards and processes.

But I’ve had a lot of ideas on material about atheism and religion that would be inappropriate for this blog and needs a different venue, so I created a new blog, The Gods of Terra, where I’ll be posting on my godless thoughts and sharing material posted elsewhere, with full credit, by fellow disbelievers.

I’ll strive to apply and maintain a high standard of fairness and rigor to the level of discourse; no crude bashing, or using argument as a sledgehammer, no inflammatory rhetoric, and most certainly no going out of my way to offend or insult. I have many friends and relatives who are religious or spiritual. I respect and love them deeply, and I take care to avoid stomping on toes even while not walking on eggshells on the new blog.

There’ll be enough to offend without my adding anything to it. But the site is still not for the easily insulted nor the most devout, and those are advised to steer clear of it. A reasonably thick skin and sometimes, a secure sense of humor will be needed. None of the material on the site will be reblogged or mirrored here.

I’ve yet to publish the inaugural post for the site, but once complete, it will set the tone and mood for the blog from then on. It should be interesting, and…enlightening…to see what comes of this.