More bad publicity for the anti-vax lobby

A scathing article written by Amanda Watt was published on July 18th, 2009 in the Brisbane Courier Mail QWeekend Magazine. Titled “The Eye of the Needle”, Amanda’s article was a scathing account of the damage being done by Australia’s anti-vaccination lobby, the Australian Vaccination Network. Amanda tells the story of…

Briskepticon2009

The annual meeting of Australian Skeptics has been an institution for over 20 years. This year we will be heading for sunny Brisbane to enjoy presentations by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr Krissy Wilson, Associate Professor Tony Taylor, Dr Martin Bridgstock, Peter Ellerton, Barry Williams, Peter Macinnis, Rosemary Aird and The Skeptic Zone Podcast. Event date: 28th and 29th November 2009.

Skeptic Zone head to 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…

Potholer54 on the Grand Canyon Design – Debunked!

Love this guy. Since I’m going over some older Skeptic Zone episodes, you might like to hear him being interviewed on: Potholder54 interviewed – The Skeptic Zone #9 – 19.Dec.2008. He’s Australian! Yay! Click here to read the full blog.

Concerns Raised about Naturopaths Prescribing Drugs in Canada

A large coalition of seven Canadian allergy organizations recently wrote to the British Columbia Minister of Health, George Abbott, protesting the plan to allow naturopaths to perform allergy testing and treatment. They make important comments about the serious potential impact on individual health as well as public health issues related…

RDF TV – The Baloney Detection Kit

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science presents The first video from RDF TV! With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth? Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine lays out a “Baloney…