Australian Skeptics National Convention 2013
Skeptical Mini-Film Festival
Date: 22 November 2013
Time: 1:40pm – 5:00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, North Science Road, Acton, ACT
As part of the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2013, Canberra Skeptics Inc will be showing a number of science and skeptical films and documentaries from around the globe.
Start 1:40 pm
A Glorious Dawn (2009) Featuring Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking 3:35 minutes
John Boswell’s first video in the Symphony of Science series.
Beware the Believers (2008) Michael Edmonson featuring Richard Dawkins 3:57 minutes
Rap along with all your favourite scientists.
Critical Thinking (2010) QualiaSoup 5:13 minutes
QualiaSoup is a UK artist who discusses science, philosophy and the natural world.
Open Mindedness (2009) QualiaSoup 9:40 minutes
The scientific and non-scientific concepts of open-mindedness
The Skeptical Caveman (2012) Project by TheSkepticsGuide 6 minutes
A hunter-gatherer tries to overcome the superstitions in his primitive society.
Science of the Gaps (2013) by Theramin Trees. 21 minutes
The psychological workings of pseudo-science, and the terrible consequences it has.
Here Be Dragons (2008) Written and presented by Brain Dunning. Skeptoid Media Inc. 41 minutes
A wide-ranging introduction to critical thinking which offers a toolbox for recognising and understanding the dangers of pseudo-science.
Approximate 15 minute intermission
Restart 3:30 pm
Storm (2011) Lyrics and sound by Tim Minchin. Animation by D. C. Turner. 10 minutes.
This is Minchin’s famous dinner-party contre-temps with the alternative lifestyle girl, Storm. If you missed it on ABC2 or Tim’s performance at Canberra Theatre, now is your chance.
Flock of Dodos (2006) Director & scriptwriter Randy Olsen 84 minutes
This comic and controversial feature documentary subtitled “the evolution-intelligent design circus,” is the first feature film to take an even-handed look at the intelligent design versus evolution clash that appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek in 2005. Filmmaker, scientist, surfer and evolutionary biologist Dr. Randy Olson explores the controversy over the teaching of evolution and the then recently developed alternative, intelligent design. Olson, a native of Kansas, visits his home state and the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, which attempted to introduce intelligent design in science classes. Featured are seven top advocates for intelligent design, including Dr. Michael Behe, author of “Darwin’s Black Box” as well as fourteen highly qualified proponents of evolutionary science.
* May be subject to late change
Please visit the website for further information: http://www.nationalskepticsconvention.org