Tagged: NZ Skeptics

Skeptics Conference 2015 – Should I become a vegan? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 23, 2015

Over the weekend (20-22nd November I attended (and MC’d) the 2015 NZ Skeptics Conference in Christchurch. The theme of the conference was Apocalypse How? with many of the speakers talking about ways the world/humankind might end. Some talked about fictional/fantastical ways we might meet our demise while others provided scenarios much more possible. Given the topics and the great line up of speakers, … Read More

Pharmacists Don’t Want to Sell Unproven Products - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Oct 22, 2015

The Pharmaceutical Society doesn’t think pharmacists should be able to sell healthcare products with no evidence of efficacy. Last week I wrote about the Pharmacy Council’s proposal to change their Code of Ethics, and summarised the submissions that I was aware of. One important organisation that was missing from that roundup is the Pharmaceutical Society. The Pharmaceutical Society is … Read More

Bent spoons galore for coverage of "charlatan" Ring - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 15, 2011

The Skeptics Society has roasted several media organisations, collectively awarding them its annual Bent Spoon award for “journalistic gullibility” after they gave “Moon Man” Ken Ring largely uncritical coverage in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes. Vicki Hyde The story is one close to the hearts of Skeptics spokeswoman Vicki Hyde, whose neighbourhood in Redcliffs, … Read More