Bent Spoon nominations for 2017 – ABC, NICM, Newcastle City Council, and more
Nominees include advice on burying cowhorns, how psychics get the keys to the city, and universities promoting pseudomedicine on campus.
Top speakers for 2017 Skeptics Convention
International and local presenters promise a great event of science, skepticism, critical thinking, activism, with a healthy dose of critical thinking, a dash of humour and a great deal of common sense.
Tickets now available for Skepticon
The 33rd Australian Skeptics National Convention, November 2017 – early bird discounts for Skeptics
NICM offers alternative facts about alternative medicine
Bent Spoon nominee defends TCM claims, despite contradictions from WHO
Sydney dinner – Secrets of the Psychics
In preparation for a visit by ‘psychic medium’ John Edward to Australia, we’re thrilled to have a special event for our next dinner – a double act with a demonstration of psychic powers by self-professed ‘psychic’ Nelly Klyne, and an explanation of psychic skills by Richard Saunders, judge of the…
Meryl Dorey and the AVN win 2009 Bent Spoon
The Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award was presented last night at the annual Skeptics’ Convention at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The Bent Spoon is awarded annually for the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudo-scientific piffle and is chosen from a list of public nominations…
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…