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The Skeptic Zone

Jan 28, 2017

Richard Saunders

The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson
An open letter to the Editor of the Tweed Daily News
The Northern Rivers Vaccination Supports take action after a local newspaper published an uncritical story and interview with Anti-Vax conspiracy theorists..
With Heidi Robertson and Alison Gaylard

Wide condemnation of pro-acupuncture research paper on infant colic
A controversial study that claims to have found proof that acupuncture is effective in treating colic in infants has been widely rebuked. In fact, even the associate editor of the journal where the study was published said “in technical terms, the study is negative … the primary outcome did not turn out to be statistically significant”.

Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee

With Tania Meyer

With the latest disaster that is - was - the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it's also an environmental disaster. While the company plans to recycle phones that are returned, many precious, rare minerals and metals will be lost through the recycling process.

Further reading via VICE Motherboard:

As the Tour Down Under kicks off we look at one of the biggest controversies in cycling. Are cheats "mechanical doping" by putting tiny electric motors in their bikes? The French Parliament has even tried to make it illegal!

Further reading via Cycling Tips:

Maynard's Spooky Action....

Not many UFOs at Maynard's International Studio (annexe) as Richard Saunders drops by for a visit. Find out what about yet another of Maynard's favourite podcasts and we have a questions for the listeners.

When or skeptics criticise homeopathy, they are often wrong
By Edzard Ernst
This post might come as a surprise to some. And no, Edzard Ernst is not changing sides in the debate in the debate about homeopathy. But he has long felt that, when skeptics criticise homeopathy, they often wrong-foot themselves by using arguments which are not entirely correct.


"UFO Belief and Religion" Dr Steve Roberts