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The Skeptic Zone

Feb 9, 2019

0:00:00 Introduction

Richard Saunders
0:03:05 Shoot for the Moon

We chat to Prof. Richard Wiseman about his new book based on the Apollo Moon missions, 'Shoot for the Moon'.

Books on success usually focus on genetically gifted Olympians, hardheaded CEOs and risk taking entrepreneurs. This book presents a radically different perspective on how to achieve your aims and ambitions.
0:15:50 FSM welcomes new President

Monash University Associate Professor Ken Harvey AM is the new President of Friends of Science in Medicine. He replaces Professor John Dwyer AO, the founding president.

Friends of Science in Medicine, founded in 2011, has grown to become a major critic of unscientific health practices and fraudulent health claims. It has advised governments and media, made numerous submissions to enquiries and provided extensive public advice concerning dubious health claims and practices


Citizen science

Interviews with Paul Flemons from the Australian Museum and Patrick Tegart from the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Citizen Science programs provide a very important source of data about biodiversity. Data and insights gained through the efforts of citizen scientists enable us to learn more about our environments by creating additional data sources.

0:27:40 Testing a 'Psychic' claim

From the pages of 'The Skeptic Magazine', we re-visit the time Australian Skeptics attempted to test a man who claimed to have something like psychic powers. Report by Ian Bryce.
0:41:35 Trish & Chips! With Trish Hann

Our reporter Trish Hann heads for Sydney Skeptics in the Pub to ask, "Who should be the Patron Saint of Skepticism?"

With Tim Mendham, Jessica Singer, Ian Bryce, Richard Saunders and Jessica Hazzard-White