Skeptics’ Bent Spoon to SBS “Medicine or Myth?”

The Australian Skeptics notorious Bent Spoon award has gone to SBS-TV’s “Medicine or Myth”, a program where science takes second place to entertainment. The Bent Spoon, one of the least sought-after awards of the year, is given to the proponent of the most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific or paranormal piffle…

Skeptic magazine latest issue – critical thinking for kids

Teaching the basics of skepticism can be grounded in everyday decision making

Naturopath O’Neill banned for life

HCCC finds Barbara O’Neill misleading vulnerable people with cancer and anti-vax claims

NHMRC releases 2012 draft homeopathy report

2012 report subject of conspiracy theories from homeopathy supporters

SGU for Skepticon 2019

The Vic Skeptics have announced that the entire team from the acclaimed international podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (SGU) are to be the keynote speakers at Skepticon 2019, the Australian Skeptics National Convention. SGU is one of the most respected podcasts on skepticism, critical thinking, reason and the…

melbourne trams skeptic convention

Skepticon 2019 – December 6-8, Melbourne

The Victorian Skeptics has released details for Skepticon 2019, the Australian Skeptics National Convention. After two successful Skepticons in Sydney, this annual event is returning to Melbourne. Skepticon 2019 will be held close to the Melbourne CBD between 6th and 8th December 2019. There will be many international speakers and…

Review finds Wilyman anti-vax PhD “incomplete”, “biased” and “flawed”

A critical appraisal by researchers finds controversial thesis is influencing anti-vax decisions despite “outright misrepresentation of facts”

Mike Willesee – trailblazing journalist, Skeptics winner and loser

The only person to win both positive and negative awards from Australian Skeptics

TGA makes minor changes to medicines indications list

Revisions ignore many pseudoscientific claims used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine