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The Skeptic Zone

Oct 1, 2022

Richard Saunders

Claire Klingenberg for Skepticon 2022

Claire Klingenberg is the president of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations. She has been involved in the skeptic movement since 2013 as co-organiser of the Czech Paranormal Challenge.

Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken

Does Naturopathy work? The truth about ‘natural’ medicine.

Recent reports of a Sydney naturopath allegedly endangering the life of a baby; the son of a naturopath shunning radiotherapy for “alternative therapies”; and a disgraced Gold Coast doctor turning to naturopathy rather than maintaining her registration raises the question, what’s the deal with naturopathy? (From 2016)

A Major Battle Won in the Continuing War on Homeopathy Fraud

On Thursday, a three judge panel for the D.C. Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of suits the Center for Inquiry brought against Walmart and CVS over claims that they deceived customers by marketing fake medicine as if it were real.

Walmart and CVS shelve homeopathic products alongside real medicine. This placement is deceptive to consumers who can easily confuse it for scientifically-tested products that provably work – which they are not.

Alternative health clinics face closure

The NSW health watchdog has been given the power to shut alternative health clinics, including naturopaths and chiropractors, for not complying with its code of conduct.

Press Conference NSW Minster for Health 2002

A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers on a search for references to "Ghosts in Canada". With special guest reader Adrienne Hill.
  • The Calgary Albertan - 22nd June, 1912
  • The Vancouver Province - 24th November, 1996

Australian Skeptics National Convention 2022
Science & Skepticism in a changed world
3 - 4 December, National Library of Australia, Canberra