The Skeptic ZoneAuthor: Richard Saunders
23 Apr 2018

The Skeptic Zone

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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and the crew for interviews and reports from around the world.

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    The Skeptic Zone #496 - 22.April.2018

    0:00:00

    Introduction

    Richard Saunders


    0:06:00

    Let's Have a Random Rant! With Dr Paulie

    Our new reporter Dr Paulie interviews John Cook, a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, researching cognitive science.

    https://www.skepticalscience.com

    http://evidencesquared.com

    Critical Thinking Cafe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAp1Foj7BzY

    Plos One paper “Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: Exposing misleading argumentation techniques reduces their influence”

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0175799


    0:23:04

    ASI’s vaccination day for Sydney-siders – May 19

    Don’t tell the anti-vaxxers, but Australian Skeptics Inc will be hosting a flu vaccine day for Sydney-Siders at the East Sydney Doctors clinic on Saturday, May 19, from 2pm.

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/04/12/asis-vaccination-day-for-sydney-siders-may-19/


    0:25:25

    Lauren Cochrane - Australian Skeptics new Social Media Manager

    We chat to Laruen about her new role in helping to get the sketpical message out on social media.


    Also...

    http://www.skeptiCalCon.com


  • Posted on 22 Apr 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #495 - 15.April.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     


    0:04:05

    Maynard's Spook Action

    March for Science 2018

    The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

    Maynard interviews Adam Spencer.

    https://marchforscienceaustralia.org

     

    0:22:44

    Naturopath jailed. The sentencing

    EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the baby starvation case.

    http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWDC/2018/76.html

     

     


  • Posted on 15 Apr 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #494 - 8.April.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

    Includes trying to make sense of Astrology.

     


    0:12:50

    Naturopath jailed

    EXTREME diet naturopath Marilyn Bodnar has been sent to prison for her role in the baby starvation case.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/naturopath-faces-sentencing-in-starving-baby-case/news-story/bc594346e08341bfee402f19471b830d

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-05/naturopath-sentenced-to-seven-months-in-jail/9622276

     

    0:20:55

    Breakfast Radio Skeptics

    John Stanley and Garry Linnell chat to Richard Saunders one last time about the world of woo.

    http://radiotoday.com.au/goodbye-talking-lifestyle-hardly-knew

     

    0:30:00

    Fort Collins Skepticamp 2018

    Join Susan Gerbic has she chats to people at Fort Collins Skepticamp 2018.

    http://skepticamp.wikia.com/wiki/Fort_Collins_Skepticamp_2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD2XBXFhPhA

     

    0:37:20

    March for Science 2018

    The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

    We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas:
    Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.

    https://marchforscienceaustralia.org


  • Posted on 08 Apr 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #493 - 1.April.2018

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    Introduction

    Richard Saunders

     
    0:06:26

    The Great Prediction Project in Melbourne

    Join Dr Steve Roberts and Richard Saunders has they head to the State Library of Victoria to sort through over 900 issues of "New Idea" magaine.

    https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

    0:23:38

    All back issues of "The Skeptic" magazine from Australian Skeptics - PDF

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine

    0:28:00

    Interview with Dr Steve Robers

    Where have all the UFOs gone? Is the TRUTH (Newspaper) out there? - No, it's no longer published! From 1989 we bring you a tall story of UFOs landing in Australia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_(Melbourne_newspaper)


  • Posted on 01 Apr 2018

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    The Skeptic Zone #492 - 25.March.2018

    0:00:00
    Introduction
    Richard Saunders

    0:08:40
    Fundraising campaign for Britt Hermes
    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.

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/2018/01/13/fundraising-campaign-for-britt-hermes/

    0:11:33
    Rob Palmer and Susan Gerbic reply to Kirill Alferov
    The story is not all bad for skeptical outreach as Rob and Susan chip in with their thoughts to our interview from last week.

    0:23:50
    Ban for hospital where the Queen's homeppath works
    The hospital where the Queen’s homeopath works has been banned from offering homeopathy to NHS patients for disobeying health service policy.
    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.

    https://goodthinkingsociety.org/nhs-homeopathy-ends-in-london/

    0:27:43
    Roadblocks to Good Science | A Panel Discussion - Excerpt
    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpFoFTQ5YdI


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    All back issues of "The Skeptic" magazine from Australian Skeptics - PDF

    https://www.skeptics.com.au/the-magazine


  • Posted on 25 Mar 2018

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