Speaker: Richard Saunders
Date: Saturday, 1 June 2013
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT
Ghosts, Spoon Bending, Mind Tricks, Talking with the Dead, Water Dowsing and the Anti-Vaccination movement all come under the microscope in this talk and demonstration. There will also be a look into the skeptical movement around the world with reports from Norway, Ireland and the UK.
Richard Saunders is best known as an international expert on skepticism and one of the stars of the top rating paranormal TV show “The ONE”, where he takes the role as the ‘Skeptical Judge’. He is a life member and President of Australian Skeptics Inc., a fellow of the Center for Inquiry USA, and a past judge for the ‘Eureka Prizes’, Australia’s top science awards and a member of the world jury at the International Festival of Science Documentary Films ‘Academia Film Olomouc’ in the Czech Republic.
A podcaster since 2005, Richard is the producer and host of ‘The Skeptic Zone’ with thousands of listeners world-wide. He also produces science documentaries and TV shows, notably ‘The Mighty Mitta Muster Water Divining Test’ in 2002 and episodes of ‘Theories of Everything’ for community television. An author and origami expert with many books and 1 DVD published, he is also the creator of ‘Origami Pigasus’ for James Randi and enjoys being an amateur magician. Richard is also founding member of the ‘Mystery Investigators’ live science show for schools.
Canberra Skeptics Incorporated is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. For further information about us, including our podcast “The Hansard – Canberra Skeptics Record of Reason,” please visit our website http://www.canberraskeptics.org.au
There will be a networking function following the lecture. This will be held in King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Civic.