Obituary: James Randi, the “skeptics’ skeptic”

James Randi, probably the world’s most famous and certainly one of the most influential skeptics, has passed away in the US. He was aged 92. The James Randi Foundation has said that his death was due to “age-related causes”. Randi had suffered from health issues for a number of years,…

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…