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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Canberra Skeptics — Free Screening of “Here Be Dragons — A Guide to Critical Thinking”

[ Sunday, January 20, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 14:00 Location: Questacon Questacon, King Edward Terrace Parkes, ACT Australia See map: Google Maps Canberra Skeptics will be putting on a free public screening of Brian Dunning’s “Here Be Dragons – An Introduction to Critical Thinking” in the Japan Room. Brian is the producer of the Skeptiod podcast, and will be the international guest-of-honour at the 2013 Australian … Read on »

AVN — new name, new president

Meryl Dorey, the founder and long-term president of the Australian [anti]Vaccination Network, has announced that she has relinquished her position as president of the organisation, effective January 1. Her replacement is Queensland-based AVN board member, Greg Beattie. Beattie, whom the AVN describes as a “long-time vaccine researcher”, is the author of two anti-vaccination books  —  Vaccination: A Parent’s Dilemma, … Read on »

Cold fusion at energy conference

Cold fusion was the subject of a presentation at the All-Energy Conference held in Melbourne in October, but with a twist. Ian Bryce, chief investigator for Australian Skeptics, was invited to present on his research into the Italian Andrea Rossi’s development of what he claims is cold fusion technology that can be used from domestic to industrial … Read on »

2012 Bent Spoon Award

On the night of the 1st of December, at a glittering dinner at the Melbourne Arts Centre for the Australian Skeptics National Convention, the annual Skeptics awards were announced. These cover both positive and negative awards for good works and,at the other end of the scale, the Bent Spoon for the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle. And … Read on »

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Skeptics Convention 2014

Skeptics Convention 2014 Our 30th annual convention will be held on 28 – 30 November in Chatswood, NSW. It will feature fantastic speakers, and is guaranteed to be lots of fun. Go to our shop to book your place.
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Skeptics Dinner

Our dinner on May 24th will feature Dr Cameron Webb, who will give a fun presentation on everything you want to know about mosquitoes. Go to our shop to book your place.
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“The Skeptic” Magazine

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