The nominations for the 2017 Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon
award have been published, featuring an array of potential winners
The Spoon is awarded to the most preposterous piece of paranormal
or pseudoscientific piffle of the year, and is one of the least
sought-after awards on the woo calendar. Past winners include Paleo
Pete Evans, Homeopathy Plus, the Lutec free energy generator, a
whole range of universities, and a psychic dentist.
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Skeptic Zone #465 - 17 Sept 2017
An interview with Kurt Andersen
We discuss his new book FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Conspiracy Theories: Nearly 1/2 of Americans believe that millions
of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. 1/3 believe global
warming is a hoax. 1/3 believe that extraterrestrials have visited
(or now reside) on earth. 1/4 believe that U.S. officials planned
the 9/11 attacks. How did we arrive at this point?
Chris Higgins talks about SkeptiCamp
A SkeptiCamp is a free conference that celebrates the incredible
work done by grassroots skeptics and activists.
At SkeptiCamp, it’s the attendees who are responsible for
the creation and delivery of the days content, and anyone is welcome
to present a talk. You don’t need to be a published author,
famous podcaster or professional communicator to get involved. SkeptiCamp
is about providing an open and accessible platform for all members
of the skeptical community to share their ideas, collaborate and
discuss the topics they’re passionate about.
Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation
Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality,
producer, and podcaster. She is also part of the Skeptics' Guide
to the Universe podcast.
Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it
takes to order a coffee
With Casey Harrigan
In the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the most
dangerous things in the boxing ring might have been the gloves.
This is why the ref's call - and declaration of Mayweather as the
winner - was the right call.
Paul is a former Director of the Royal Institution of Australia,
presenter on ABC TV's Catalyst program, palaeontologist and career
His life has centred around telling stories for science. His career
in science communications has seen him on television across the
country with the ABC and acting as Director at the Royal Institution
of Australia (RiAus), Australia’s premier science communications
organisation. His is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in
Palaeontology at Flinders University.
Embattled anti-vaccination GP John Piesse has agreed to
temporarily stop practising as a doctor after he was advised that
his medical registration could be suspended.
'World's number 1 anti-vaxxer' Kent Heckenlively denied
entry to Australia
The self-proclaimed "world's number one anti-vaxxer" has
been denied permission to visit Australia.Immigration Minister Peter
Dutton said on Thursday Kent Heckenlively? would not be able to
tour Australia later this year as part of an international campaign
calling for a pause in childhood vaccinations.
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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