A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are discussing or arguing our point of view.
The random discovery of a notice stapled to a telegraph pole has us doing a little bit of research into amazing health claims. Can a book for sale on Amazon really give you the secrets to beating every disease? Somehow we are skeptical.
Richard Saunders with Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in tne Pub
Homeopthy Booklet... worth every cent
We take a look at the information found in the free Boiron Homepathy
information booklet on offer in American supermarkets and pharmacies.
What can we learn from the Q&A section? With help from Heidi Robertson.
Thinking takes Homeopthy to court
Good Thinking's legal challenge to accreditation of Society of Homeopaths
in the UK to be heard March 18th-19th. The Judicial Review challenging
the accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths to be heard by the
Interviews from Sydney Skeptics in the Pub February 2020
Gary Kennedy graduated from the School of Food
Technology at UNSW in 1984. He has worked in hospitals and meatworks,
and as a food safety trainer and food safety auditor.
He currently is the Managing Director of Correct Food Systems,
a food safety consultancy based at Surry Hills, and presents the
monthly "What the Food" segment on Afternoons with James Valentine
on ABC Local Radio, Sydney.
In Season 2 of "The Dream", Jane Marie, an alum
of This American Life, and Dann Gallucci, look
at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises
are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What
is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness and,
perhaps, eternal life?
Interviews from Skepticon 2019.
This week, highlights from the annual dinner, part #3
Jo Benhamu is a Senior Clinical Research Nurse
with almost twenty years of experience in clinical nursing. She
has a Masters in Bioethics and teaches ethics to medical students
at Monash University. She is a founding member of Stop the AVN
and has co-authored several papers challenging anti-vaccination
papers in the scientific literature. She is Vice President of
Australian Skeptics Inc. You can find her on Twitter: @jobenhamu
Pontus Bockman from the European Skeptic Podcast tells of how Swedes
were fooled by one of the biggest scientific bluffs of our time.
"Surrounded by Idiots" has had a major impact on how Swedish people
talk to each other about psychology and discuss the behaviour of
those around them. Indeed, Thomas Erikson has undoubtedly had the
greatest influence on the public's interest in psychology in a generation.
Mandy-Lee unpacks the claims made by a so-called miraculous offering
- the hCG diet - originally formulated in 1954 but currently prescribed
by both unregulated and regulate health practitioners in Australia.
is Wild... With Michelle Franklin
Theres something undeniably beautiful about a massive rock, perfectly
balanced on top of another rock, defying millions of years of weather,
seismic activity, and who knows what human or animal activity may
have occurred over that time. And in the tradition of the royal
society for putting things on top of other things, people of course
like to copy this. But what is the harm?
Interviews from Skepticon 2019.
This week, Highlights from the annual dinner, part #2
Dr Steve Novella
Dr Lee Murray
Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of
special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the
Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight
the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!
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