Canberra Skeptics: Get off that Armchair and Change the World! – Skeptical Activism in Action

Speaker: Richard Saunders

Date: 14 November 2011

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

Richard Saunders will give an overview of some of the recent success achieved by skeptical activism, including the downfall of the Power Balance company in Australia and the battle against the anti-vaccination movement. The talk will include a demonstration of the four major body tricks used by those selling magic bracelets that even fool the peddlers themselves. There may even be spoon bending!

Richard Saunders is a vice president and Life Member of Australian Skeptics, a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a co-founder of the Mystery Investigators science show. He is the host and producer of The Skeptic Zone podcast and appears regularly as a skeptical commentator on television and as ‘the skeptical judge’ on TV’s ‘The One’.  He is additionally known internationally as a children’s book author.

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