Help support me to stop science being exploited by big government and greedy corporates. It’s becoming a crusade to get logic and reason to a government (and school) near you.
Why this odd arrangement? Would you believe — the Australian government say that I need permission from them to accept “donations”. (It might be your money, but you can only donate it to a Registered Charity.) So instead of accepting “donations” I’m selling units of $1 emergency chocolate support of which you may “purchase” as many as you want. Don’t forget to add a message about the things you feel are the highest priority.
Other non-paypal, non-credit card options (ie. mail and direct transfer details) are available. Direct transfer cuts out some fees and works well for Australians.
I do most appreciate your support
I am fully self-employed (or rather, supported by a sympathetic husband). Not surprisingly, there is no government job I could apply for which aims to make governments less of a burden, and there’s no big-oil funding, no UN agency, and only a few Institutes and Associations with which my values align. From time to time I write a commissioned story for them, or get paid to speak.
Donations help to cover costs of childcare, domestic help, internet access, magazine subscriptions (so I can roast New Scientist) and buy books that inspire me. In short, the more support I get, the less time I spend folding tea-towels and cooking sausages and the more time I spend on what has become a crusade to get logic and reason into government, schools and universities.
PHOTO: Clouds cool the ancient red sand of the Great Victoria Desert. My shot. (Click for the full landscape dotted with suspended clouds.) The soil is red due to the high iron oxide content. It’s so old the land has rusted. It was taken from a plane en route to Perth East of Kalgoorlie.