Investigating pseudo-science and the paranormal from a responsible scientific viewpoint

Things We Are Sceptical Of

There are many and diverse topics that Australia Skeptics investigate and cover in our publications and events. These range from ‘light-hearted’ topics like unknown creatures and UFOs to more serious (and often dangerous) areas such as some forms of alternative medicine. But even the most apparently innocuous subjects can have negative impacts on some people, whether financially, personally, emotionally or mentally.

Following are some of those things that we are interested in:

Acupuncture
Ad Hoc Hypothesis
Adam and Eve
Alchemy
Alien Abductions
Aliens visiting earth
Alternative Medicine
Amityville Horror
Ancient Astronauts
Angels
Antichrist
Anti-Gravity Machine
Anti-Immunisation
Apparitions
Applied kinesiology
Area 51
Aromatherapy
Astral Travel
Astrology
Atlantis
Auras
Automatic Writing
Ayur-Vedic Medicine
Backward Masking
Bass Strait Triangle
Bed of Nails
Bee Venom Therapy
Benny Hinn
Bermuda Triangle
Bible Numerics
Biblical Literalism
Bigfoot
Biodynamics
Biofeedback
Biorhythyms
Blasphemy
Bogus Qualifications
Bone Pointing
Breatharians
Bridey Murphy
Bunyips
Cattle Mutilations
Chain Letters
Channeling
Charles Berlitz
Chemtrails
Chiropractic
Christian Science
Clairvoyance
Closed-Minded Attitudes
Cognitive dissonance
Coincidences
Cold Fusion
Cold Reading
Confirmation Bias
Conspiracies
Cosmobiology
Creationism
Cricket Scores (Unlucky)
Crop Circles
Cryonics
Cryptozoology
Crystal Power
Cults
Curses
Debunking
Demons
Devils
Dianetics
Divining
Dowsing
Dreams Of The Future
Drum Healing
Earth Rays
Eckankar
Ectoplasm
Edgar Cayce
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Elves
End-Of-The-World-Predictions
Energies Unknown To Science
Entities
Erich Von Daniken
Eugenics
Evangelists (Corrupt)
Evil Eye
Exorcism
Extra Sensory Perception
Extraterrestrials
Facilitated Communication
Faked Moon Landings
Fairies
Faith Healing
Fasting
Fatalism
Feng Shui
Firewalking
Flat Earth
Fluoridation (Adverse Effects of)
Flying Saucers
Fortune Telling
Free Energy Machines
Fuel Economizers
Fundamentalism
Gaia
Geocentricity
Geopathic stress
Ghosts
Ghouls
Glossolalia
Goblins
Gods
Graphology
Gurus
Heaven
Hell
Hoaxes
Holistic Health
Hollow Earth
Holocaust Denials
Homeopathy
Horoscopes
Human Cloning
Hypnosis
I Ching
I.Q. Tests
Icons (Weeping, Perspiring, Milk-Slurping etc)
Immortality
Incubus
Intelligent Design
Iridology
James Van Praagh
Jeanne Dixon
Jehovah’s Witnesses Predictions
John Edward
Kinesiology
Kirlian Photography
Lake Monsters
Lemuria
Leprechauns
Levitation
Life After Death
Living Forever
Loch Ness Monster
Long Rang Weather Forecasting
Lottery Schemes
Lucifer
Lucky Charms
Lucky Numbers
Lunar Effects
Magic (not as in conjuring)
Magnetic Fuel Savers
Magnetic Healing Devices
Manifestations
Mars Effect
Mars Landing Faked
Martian Real Estate
Media
Men In Black
Mermaids And Mermen
Mesmerism
Messiah
Messiah Cults
Mind Body Spirit Festivals
Miracles
Monuments of the Moon
Monuments On Mars
Moon Landing Faked
Mormonism
Morphic Resonance
Multi Level Marketing
Natural Law Party
Natural Vision
Naturopathy
Nazca Lines
Near Death Experiences
Neurolinguistic Programming
New Age
Noah’s Ark
Nostradamus
Numerology
Occult
Omens
Original Sin
Ouija Boards
Out Of Body Experiences
Ozone Therapy
Palmistry
Paranormal
Parapsychology
Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Pareidolia
Past Lives
Pendulum Power
Perpetual Motion Machines
Phantoms
Philadelphia Experiment
Phrenology
Piltdown Man
Poltergeists
Prayer
Predictions
Prophecies
Pseudo-Science
Pseudo-Technology
Psychic Archaeology
Psychic Dentistry
Psychic Detective
Psychic Pets
Psychic Powers
Psychic Surgery
Psychomotor Patterning
Pyramid Powers
Qi Gong
Quackery
Racism And Racial Theories
Radiesthesia
Raindance
Reflexology
Reiki
Reincarnation
Religions
Remote Viewing
Reverse Speech
Roswell (Aliens landing)
Runes
Sasquatch
Satan
Satanic Ritual Abuse
Science (As Dogma)
Scientology
Sea Monsters
Seances
Secret Organisations
Sects
Seers And Prophets
Shiatsu
Shrines
Shroud Of Turin
Sick Building Syndrome
Skepticism
Sorcery
Speaking In Tongues
Spiritualism
Spontaneous Human Combustion
Spoon Bending
Stigmata
Subliminal Tapes
Subluxations
Succubus
Superstition
Tarot Cards
Tasseography
Tea-Leaf Readings
Telekinesis
Telepathy
Theosophy
Therapeutic Touch
Thought Field Therapy
Transcendental Meditation
Transubstantiation
Triskadekaphobia
Tutankhamen’s Curse
UFO Cover Up Conspiricies
UFOs (Alien Spaceships)
Unlucky Numbers
Unicorn
Urantia
Urban Legend
Urban Myth
Uri Geller
Urine Therapy
Vampires
Visions
Vitamin Supplements
Voodoo
Werewolves
Witchcraft
Yetis
Yowies
Zero Point Energy
Zombies

Many of these subjects are discussed in detail in Bob Carroll’s Skeptics Dictionary.

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