We look at 30 years of the Mind Body Spirit festival in Australia.
An interview with Tim Mendham editor of 'The Skeptic Magazine' from Australian Skeptics.
So-called 'Psychic Detectives' sensing nothing
There's a reason police don't work with psychics. Psychics don't work. Which is a bit of an issue in the results-orientated realms in which police and search-and-rescue personnel operate. With the best will in the otherworld, not one example of face-scrunched, chest-tightening, I-feel-such-a-chill emoting has yet solved a single New Zealand murder or resolved a search.
Kate Carter, Director of Community Science Education at NCSE. Kate joined NCSE in 2018, after lecturing in biology and working in curriculum development and informal education. She holds a Ph.D. in human evolutionary biology from Harvard University.
Something does smell right in New Zealand Schools. An Auckland primary school has pulled therapeutic diffusers from the classroom after a high court threat from a parent who said the essential oils could trigger asthma attacks.
Heidi looks into Essential Oils. What are they, what of the claims and do they live up to them?
Thursday, November 16, 1989, was an auspicious day for the New Age in Australia. It marked the opening of the four-day Festival for Mind, Body, Spirit, what is surely the largest gathering so far of New Age marketing yet held in this country.
A interview with Dr Eugenie Scott about what she thinks Charles Darwin would have to say to today's 'Young Earth Creationists'.
Measles Outbreak Emergency
New York county declares Measles outbreak emergency. Rockland County, north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed. Also Measles fear in the Bay Area.
We head to Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub, near SFO Airport, to enjoy a Guinness, a meal and good company. We ask the big question, 'should you argue with somebody who is wrong on the Internet?' With Greg Dorais, Leonard Tramiel and more.
Australian Skeptics looking for 'psychic detectives'
Many self-professed psychics claim to have assisted police by providing "insights" into the whereabouts of missing persons, finding evidence, etc. The newspaper headline "Psychic helps in huntforwoman" is commonplace, but rarely do we hear of any follow-up on how useful the psychic's advice
(or the newspapers) would lead one to believe.
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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