Sat, 04th Jun, 2016

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In which we discuss Ken, Artificial Intelligence, and animals predicting the outcome of the Sportsball World Trophy

Noticeboard:

Save the dates:
5th-7th December - Skeptics Guide peeps & George appearing at NZ Skeptics Conf in Auckland - tickets now available

News:

Turing Test https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140609/07284327524/no-computer-did-n...

World cup fever gripping some of the world so it must be time for more psychic animals!
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/08/pets-at-home-share-price... and http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/may/28/stephen-hawking-formulae-... and http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27811695

Rebuilding the 1918 Spanish Flu virus
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/11/crazy-dangerous-creation-... and http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/mad-scientists-or-is-...

Measles outbreak in Hamilton - Fraser high school short of staff
https://www.facebook.com/FraserHighSchool?fref=nf

Changes to the fair trading act in NZ (Siouxsie) http://www.comcom.govt.nz/fair-trading/changes-to-the-fair-trading-act/f...

South Africa trying to regulate alternative medicine
http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/health/2014/02/27/complementary-medicin... and http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/health/2014/06/10/firm-withdraws-altern...
https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/sinking-ship-creationist-min...

New section: what the fuck??

This week I havent really had a WTF moment, but I did find something that made me giggle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unani and http://www.dumc.co.in/bums_course.htm

Cool science

1. When good people do bad things - http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/when-good-people-do-bad-things-0612

2. Human geckos http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140611112145.htm

Woo Zealand:

Living Water http://amazingwaterontap.blogspot.co.nz/
Real Estate - suicide in a house - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=1127...

Deliah’s dubious devices

Osim’s uPamper - http://www.osim.com/NZ/category/handheld_massagers.aspx

Quote:

“You may decry some of these scruples and protest that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in my philosophy. I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there are in heaven or earth.”

Nelson Goodman - U.S. Philosopher and Art Dealer

WOTD:

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