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Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is the host of the Token Skeptic podcast and regularly writes editorial for numerous publications and the Token Skeptic blog. She was the co-host for the Global Atheist Convention in 2010 and 2012. An award-winning Philosophy teacher, Kylie has lectured on teaching critical thinking and anomalistic beliefs worldwide. In 2011 she was presented with the Secular Student Alliance Best Individual Activist Award and presented at the World Skeptics Congress 2012.

Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

Curiouser and Curiouser
May 9, 2012
Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

There’s two things the general public are guaranteed to be concerned about: their health and the contents of their wallets. Yet somehow we are drawn to claims that you can make your thighs thin via a tube of goop and eagerly purchase promises of perfect complexions through using gunk best slapped on with a spatula.

James Randi: An Honest Liar

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 21, 2012
James Randi: An Honest Liar

Interview with Documentary Filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom

World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

Curiouser and Curiouser
February 15, 2012
World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

An interview with Amardeo Sarma, founder and chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), and fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 25, 2012
Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network

On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 19, 2011
On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers

An Interview with Andy Lewis of Quackometer

On Codes of Conduct, Part II

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 29, 2011
On Codes of Conduct, Part II

Sexism, Skepticism and Civility Online: an Interview with Jennifer Ouellette

From Ghost-Believing to Ghost-Busting with Project Barnum: Interview with Hayley Stevens

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 4, 2011
From Ghost-Believing to Ghost-Busting with Project Barnum: Interview with Hayley Stevens

Project Barnum exists to educate the public and venue providers about techniques that psychics and mediums often attempt to pass off as supernatural ability.

New Zealand Skepticism in the Shaking City

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 7, 2011
New Zealand Skepticism in the Shaking City

Rationalism and Rebuilding at the Christchurch Convention, 2011

Interview With Professor Richard Wiseman

Curiouser and Curiouser
August 10, 2011
Interview With Professor Richard Wiseman

I was fortunate enough to see Richard Wiseman, a popular figure on the skeptical scene, present in Australia as a part of National Science Week...

Codes of Conduct: A Brief History of Civility, Inclusivity, Sexism and Skepticism

Curiouser and Curiouser
July 20, 2011
Codes of Conduct: A Brief History of Civility, Inclusivity, Sexism and Skepticism

In skepticism, the double-X chromosome is not queen; the broader landscape of gender politics is inescapable and influences how we interact with others and ...

Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

May 9, 2011
Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Ronson often investigates, usually with a gleeful sense of adrenalin-addiction, topics involving the fringes of mainstream society that spook him out.

The Little QEDCon That Can—Question, Explore, Discover In Manchester

Special Report
May 4, 2011
The Little QEDCon That Can—Question, Explore, Discover In Manchester

It's not often that a convention is cheerfully preoccupied by the sound of crunching.

Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy

Curiouser and Curiouser
April 7, 2011
Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy

An Interview with Tim Minchin

From Manchester to Antarctica: Protesting Online and Worldwide

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 24, 2011
From Manchester to Antarctica: Protesting Online and Worldwide

An Interview with Paul Willis

Critical Thinking in the Classroom and Beyond

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 10, 2011
Critical Thinking in the Classroom and Beyond

An Interview with Michael Blanford of the James Randi Educational Foundation

Speaking of Skeptical Activism

Curiouser and Curiouser
January 24, 2011
Speaking of Skeptical Activism

An Interview with Skeptically Speaking's Desiree Schell.

The Amazing Meeting Australia—The Token Skeptic Interviews

Curiouser and Curiouser
December 14, 2010
The Amazing Meeting Australia—The Token Skeptic Interviews

During my time at the conference, I took the opportunity to get as much feedback from the participants and the audience about their experiences...

Science Fiction and Skepticism:

Curiouser and Curiouser
November 30, 2010
Science Fiction and Skepticism:

An Interview with Scott Sigler

10:23 Campaign in 2011: An Interview with Andy Wilson of http://www.1023.org.uk

Curiouser and Curiouser
October 19, 2010
10:23 Campaign in 2011: An Interview with Andy Wilson of http://www.1023.org.uk

On Jan 30, 2010 at 10:23am, more than three hundred skeptics in the UK took part in a mass homeopathic overdose...

A Skeptic Gets Schooled: An Introduction to Parapsychology

Skeptical Briefs Volume 20.1, March 2010

A Skeptic Gets Schooled: An Introduction to Parapsychology

Within the U.K. and on the European continent, there appears to be a well-established number of parapsychology research groups situated within higher...

Looking for the Gorillas in Our Midst

Curiouser and Curiouser
September 24, 2010
Looking for  the Gorillas in Our Midst

An interview with Professor Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris

From Steampunk to Skepticism: Outreach at DragonCon 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser
September 16, 2010
From Steampunk to Skepticism: Outreach at DragonCon 2010

Dragon*Con 2010 was estimated to draw more than 40,000 fans, dealers, exhibitors, artists, guests, and volunteers from all over the world...

Embiggen Books Bookshop

Curiouser and Curiouser
June 29, 2010
Embiggen Books Bookshop

Warren Bonett is the proprietor of the Embiggen Books Bookshop in Noosaville, Queensland, in northeast Australia, a bookshop devoted to rationalism and science.

The ‘Token Skeptic’ at the Rise of Atheism—Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne, Australia

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 31, 2010
The ‘Token Skeptic’ at the Rise of Atheism—Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne, Australia

Kylie Sturgess relates her experience as a skeptic attending the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.

Interview with Bruce M. Hood

Curiouser and Curiouser
March 5, 2010
Interview with Bruce M. Hood

Interview with the director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the experimental psychology department at the University of Bristol.

Stephen Fry—Last Chance to Think

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

Interview

Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian, author, television presenter, director—and skeptic...

The Deist Skeptic— Not a Contradiction

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.2, June 2009

For a while now, I've been quite uncomfortable about an assumption sometimes expressed: "skepticism must equal atheism."

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