Heidi heads to the city of Brisbane, Queesland to aid the stand
of Light for Riley at the Pregnancy Babies
& Children’s Expo. After a wander around to snoop
out any woo, Heidi chats to Catherine Hughes about
her ongoing campaign to protect babies in the name of Riley Hughes.
Fair Trading takes beef with unsubstantiated
A Queensland business has been ordered to pay more than $11,000
by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (13 June 2018) for failing
to substantiate claims, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
The British Homeopathic Association lost their legal case against
NHS England, with the judge dismissing all four parts of their case.
The BHA had sought to overturn NHS England’s announcement
in November 2017 of new guidance which advises GP’s not to
prescribe homeopathic remedies.
Once again Maynard heads for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub to ask
those hard questions. We hear from Jessica Singer, Eran Segev, Aletha
Dean, Trish Hann, Lara Benham, Tim Mendham and more. What can skeptics
learn from believers?
Maynard's Spooky Action....
Interview with TV's Dr Brad McKay. "Doctor
Shopping", Drug use, warm milk, spooning, Bilirubin, Spanish
Flu and more.
Sharon Hill’s Spooky Geology - June Skeptics Café
speaker in Melbourne. Sharon is a Pennsylvanian geologist who researches
the paranormal, pseudoscience, and anomalous natural phenomena.
She is the author of Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur
Paranormal Researchers. Skeptics Café is a regular monthly
event in Melbourne and members of the public are welcome.
Monday June 18, The Clyde Hotel Carlton, 8pm (or join us for a
meal from 6 pm)
Skeptics in Sydney take advantage of the Australian Skeptics Flu
Vaccination afternoon. We are in the good hands of Dr Brad
McKay, an Australian doctor, television personality and author.
He is best known for his television series Embarrassing Bodies Down
The Think Tank
The long awaited return of the Think Tank with guests, Eran
Segev, Lara Benham, Tim Mendham, Amanda Rose, Triah Hann and
Includes messages from :
Squaring the Strange Podcast - George Hrab - Heidi Robertson
- Susan Gerbic - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - The Skeptic Guide to the Universe
Podcast - Eran Segev -Dr. Cassandra Perryman - Prof. Paul Willis -
The ESP Podcast - Jo Benhamu - Derek Colanduno - Skeptics with a K
Podcast - Shelly Stocken - Mandy-Lee Noble - Jo Alabaster - Brian
Thank you to all the reporters over the past 10 years and thank you
to those who support the show. No rest for your producer as show 501
is already in the works.
Dr Pamela Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and
writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen
science astronomy projects. She is the Director of Technology and
Citizen Science for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and
a long time friend of The Skeptic Zone.
This week Heidi takes a look at the claims made by a self-proclaimed
natural healer. Do they stack up?
Skeptic Zone Listeners come to the aid of
Dr Ken Harvey and Mal Vickers would like to offer there sincere
thanks to the following people. Stephen Edmonds, Mark Dawson,
Dane Lewis, Stephen Gun and Matthew Bishop
for their help in capturing web pages for science.
The Blind Seer
Richard Saunders looks into a famous case of the disappearance
of young children, and Australia’s baptism into the world
of psychic detectives.
Sydney Skeptics in the Pub and a talk by Ian Bryce about Stephen
Hawking... but Maynard would rather talk about his favourite movie,
Can't Stop the Music! Lots of interviews and an insight into the
woo in South Africa.
We have learnt that the Australian government will soon be taking
down a website that holds a lot of information useful to skeptics
and Friends of Science in Medicine members. If you have some spare
time and you have skills in the automated copying of webpages, please
get in contact.
fsmcomplaints at gmail dot com
The Diet Skeptic... with Mandy-Lee Noble
Health claims for Kefir
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that originated in the Caucasus
Mountains made with kefir "grains", a yeast/bacterial
Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court
in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber,
claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian
Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt
in her current legal action.
Rob Palmer and Susan Gerbic reply to Kirill
The story is not all bad for skeptical outreach as Rob and Susan
chip in with their thoughts to our interview from last week.
Ban for hospital where the Queen's homeppath
The hospital where the Queen’s homeopath works has been banned
from offering homeopathy to NHS patients for disobeying health service
An audit found that the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
had been wrongly charging the alternative treatment to taxpayers.
The hospital is Europe’s biggest publicly funded centre for
alternative medicine and has been offering homeopathy since it was
founded in 1849.
Roadblocks to Good Science | A Panel Discussion
The Center for Inquiry presents Dr Rachael Dunlop,
Cara Santa Maria, and Britt Hermes
for a conversation on the real and perceived problems in science.
What prevents people from understanding or discovering science,
the roadblocks that stop good science and research, plus solutions
on how to solve these problems. This talk took place at CSICon Las
Vegas on Sunday, October 2017.
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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