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PostHeaderIconGeneral Skepticism

PostHeaderIcon Episode Seven

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
Chrissie Taylor
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we talk at unnecessary length about Power Balance Bracelets, and we interview Simon Fisher from the NZ No God Ads. We also have a short interview with our new sponsor - Pop Haydn, manufacurer of the amazing Pop Haydn's Miracle Oil.

1. Noticeboard

2. Topic - Power Balance

3. News

4. Interviwew - Simon Fisher

5. Interview - Pop Haydn

6. WOTD and Quote

Links:

http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/styrofoam

http://quackwatch.org/

http://powerbalance.co.nz/

http://adsoftheworld.com/

http://skepticsinthepub.net.nz/

http://pophaydn.com/

PostHeaderIcon Episode Three

Cast: 
cds
Cast: 
ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we discuss local and global news (and olds), including but not limited to: James Randi's personal life, Gut Bacteria, Fish and Chips, Church Billboards and the spiritual life of native american salmon.

We also have email and complaints from our 3 listeners...

And we interview Broadcaster Graeme Hill about skepticism and the media...

1. Email and News
2. Interview with Graeme Hill
3. Word of the Day and Quote

Links:

http://www.stmatthews.org.nz/index.php

http://www.thehealingcompany.co.nz/

PostHeaderIcon Why Trubees Believe. (Or - On Being a Careful Skeptic (tm))

I'm imagining that I'm a trubee.

I know that homeopathy works. I've seen it, I've heard other people talk about it, and I've been told, by people that I trust and respect (mainly because of their passionate defence of my point-of-view), that it works.

If it works, then - if it gets tested properly - there must be good solid scientific evidence for it.

Note, by the way, that, so far, none of this has been a conscious logic process. This has all happened behind-the-scenes as it were.

PostHeaderIcon Pretending to be psychic...

right up there with invizability!

And the most annoying thing is that by saying that very scentence, you immediately affirm that there are REAL psychics, like the ones that can solve murders on TV, hang on, no they don't they just read back the case notes with a silly haircut!

ok um, like the ones that give you the winning lotto numbers each week, hang on no they don't, THEY ARE STILL BROKE!

or um, like the ones that can speak to your dead aunt/cousin/nanna called mike/michelle/mark or something but you just forgot..

PostHeaderIcon Grassroots Skeptics Directory

These guys:

http://ohioskeptic.com/grassrootsskeptics/

Have set up a directory of Skeptical resources...

Podcasts (including The Cusp :-D)
Skeptcal Orgs
Skeptical Websites
Blogs
etc

There's even a page where you can join a register of speakers / presenters... (Presumably you'll be able to search the registry for a speaker for your event...)

Check it out - and add your page / blog / podcast to the list.

PostHeaderIcon Science Re-Ignited

Today i finally told my boss that I am not cut out for my job. This is exactly 12 months after fighting tooth and nail against 2 foreign experts in this field.

The reason, Science! Since discovering the skeptical world, and most importantly to me S.G.U, I was thrown into a world where science updates were coming thick and fast. CERN and the L.H.C, (which I knew about but had no idea how complex it was), Colony colapse in bees, looking for water on the Moon... and has re-ignited my passion for science.

PostHeaderIcon Skeptics Exchange - Question and answer site

I just got a link in my email for:

http://exchange.bristolskeptics.co.uk/

Apparently this is something I signed up for ages ago and forgot about...

It looks really cool - check them out.

Welcome to Skeptic Exchange
A place to ask experts questions about pseudoscience, faith healing, the supernatural or alternative medicine.

PostHeaderIcon Where has it been hiding?

I've been alive for nearly 34 years, this past one being the most exciting/cathartic that i have experienced.

I have always accepted evolution, and this was solidified at uni with Microbiology and Advanced Genetics, but I felt that i couldn't 'back myself up' if i was asked to defend myself.

On my 33rd birthday I joined the millions that are owners of an iPod. This tiny device has opened up a world that has seemingly been hidden from me all these years. The word podcast suddenly meant something, so I started looking...