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The Skeptic Zone

Jul 12, 2020

Richard Saunders

Life is Wild. With Michelle Franklin

Water Divining

Every time Michelle brings this up and someone offers to hook her up with their neighbour’s mate’s dad who can divine for her, she tells them about that time, way back before she was even born, when James Randi and Dick Smith and the first few members of the Australian Skeptics offered fifty thousand dollars to anyone who could divine for water for real. And they always seem surprised to hear that no one was able to do it.

Michelle Bijkersma

Melbourne and the Mask

Over the last couple of weeks Michelle has been impressed that locking down and ring fencing suburbs that are hotspots for Covid 19 has been a really targeted approach that spared everyone else in Melbourne, a city of 5 million people, the burden of lockdown again. - Her mask arrived a day or two before Melbourne went into stage 3 lockdown.

How to fit and wear a mask correctly.

DHHS provides a comprehensive guide to face masks.

Typewriter Time

Flat as far as the eye can see.

With the voice talent of Sierra Joan.

The Cass Files - With Dr Cassandra Perryman

State of the Union

The US has always been a country of contradiction. It was formed out of rebellion, and views rebellion as the “patriotic” thing to do, but only if that rebellion upholds the status quo. Right now, this theme of rebellion and contradiction is on international display. So, what are the most glaring contradictions? Find out on the Cass Files.


Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma

This week Michelle looks at "Tu quoque".

Also known as the “Appeal to Hypocrisy” or “look who’s talking”, this is a type of Ad Hominem attack and comes into play when an inconsistency or hypocrisy from your side is used by your opponent to justify their position or to denigrate your position.

A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are discussing or arguing our point of view.

The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

What Goes Around - Monsters, Mysteries and Medicos.

Skepticon 2020

Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images