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The Skeptic Zone

Apr 21, 2012

Introduction Richard Saunders

A Grain of Salt with Eran Segev
This week Eran interviews the founders of Friends of Science in Medicine.

Prof John Dwyer AO
Prof Alastair H MacLennan AO
Prof Marcello Costa
Loretta Marron
Prof Rob Morrison OAM

Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) is an association of concerned scientists, clinicians and members of the public who support a rigorous application of the best science to any health-related profession and oppose health education and practice not based on convincing scientific evidence.

They are currently campaigning:
"to reverse the current trend which sees government-funded tertiary institutions offering courses in the health care sciences that are not underpinned by sound scientific evidence".

Maynard's Spooky Action...
An interview with Suzanne Dodd who is the new project manager for NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Suzanne first worked on Voyager in 1984, sequencing science and engineering commands for Voyager 1 and 2 in 1984. She fills Maynard in on the latest news of these two mighty space probes.

A letter to American Airlines from Jason Loxton read by Richard Saunders
"I have just learned that you will be presenting an interview containing the misleading and dangerous medical claims of the anti-vaccine pressure group, the Australian Vaccination Network..."