105 ways to advance scepticism; how you can make a difference.

Daniel Loxton, the Editor for the Junior Skeptic insert in the US publication Skeptic, coordinated almost 30,000 words of impassioned, in-depth commentary from thirteen leading skeptics worldwide. This document aims to promote skeptical activism – and demonstrates practical, pragmatic and realistic steps as to how you can make a difference….

Dick Smith funds pro-vaccination advertisement.

Dick Smith has funded an advertisement placed in a national newspaper, The Australian, written by Australian Skeptics to alert parents to the dangers of the Australian anti-vaccination lobby. Known as the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), this group spreads misinformation and falsehoods about the safety and effectiveneness of vaccines. “Dick Smith…

Australian Skeptics urge parents to get the real facts on vaccination

Businessman, aviator, and explorer, Dick Smith, has funded an Australian Skeptics’ advertisement to urge parents to access factual information on vaccination, in the wake of the country’s largest Whooping Cough epidemic.

Important information for parents: the facts about vaccination.

Immunisation saves lives. Since the humble observations about cowpox made by Edward Jenner in the 1700s, vaccination programs have saved millions of lives and dramatically decreased child mortality and suffering. Diseases such as smallpox are now consigned to history, while polio has virtually disappeared. But sadly there are some people…

Anti-vaxers under investigation.

Today it was revealed that the Australian Vaccination Network will be investigated by the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission for breaches of the Public Health Act of 1993. The president of the AVN, Meryl Dorey, issued a statement as part of their August newsletter saying; “The complaint alleges…

Skeptic Zone in Perth

Perth in the Zone for Myth-Busting and more! International iTunes sensation and proactive online radio show for Science and Reason is presenting at the University of Western Australia. Talks by Richard Saunders and Dr Rachael Dunlop as heard on The Skeptic Zone Podcast Saturday, 8th August 5.30pm – 7.30pm at…

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

On the first Thursday each month, Sydney Skeptics (and blow-ins from other places) get together in the Crown Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Goulbourn Streets. Please note that we meet UPSTAIRS. Please come UPSTAIRS just after 6pm. There is usually no formal agenda. People start gathering about 6pm…

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

On the first Thursday each month, Sydney Skeptics (and blow-ins from other places) get together in the Crown Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Goulbourn Streets. Please note that we meet UPSTAIRS. Please come UPSTAIRS just after 6pm. There is usually no formal agenda. People start gathering about 6pm…

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

On the first Thursday each month, Sydney Skeptics (and blow-ins from other places) get together in the Crown Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Goulbourn Streets. Please note that we meet UPSTAIRS. Please come UPSTAIRS just after 6pm. There is usually no formal agenda. People start gathering about 6pm…

Australian Skeptics WA

Tuesday 22 September 2009 — David Archibald will speak on solar cycles and climate. He is the author of Solar Cycle 24: Why the world will continue cooling and why carbon dioxide won’t make a detectable difference. It has 37 full colour illustrations, a foreward by Professor David Bellamy, and…