Puzzles for December

30 November, 2019

For the month of December 2019 at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE we’ve placed seven new Picture Puzzles, a set of Mixed Bag questions, a crossword themed to General Skeptical Issues and a set of Logic Problems with solutions. In other words, business as usual. Enjoy!

Archived puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/


Vic Skeptics Trivia Night

28 November, 2019

It’s the Unconventional Trivia Night.

Why unconventional? We’re glad you asked. It’s on Thursday 5th December. Skepticon doesn’t start until Friday 6th; and you don’t have to be going to Skepticon to come. It WILL cost you fifteen of your hard-earned dollars, however. You don’t have to be a nerd either, although that would certainly be no disadvantage.

It’s our Fifteenth Annual Vic Skeptics Trivia Night, and this year we’re hoping to get it right.

At this stage we’d usually say something about lots of fun, great prizes, bring a team or come by yourself etc, etc, but we’ve said all that fourteen times already, and some things just never change.

Thursday 5th December, 7:15 pm (or join us earlier for a meal), at The Clyde Hotel cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton. (For those attending Skepticon, that’s near Carrillo Gantner Theatre, one stop away on the same tram line.)

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Puzzles for November 2019

31 October, 2019

This month the theme of the crossword is Cults & Sects..

Fresh Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.
 
 
 
 
 
Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Skepticon 2019 – List of Speakers

30 September, 2019

International Speakers
Steven Novella, Jay Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein
Susan Gerbic
Mark Edward

Interstate Speakers
Dr Brad McKay
Sue Ieraci
Matt Nurse
Ross Balch
Jo Thornely

Victorian Speakers
Fiona Fidler
Brendan O’Brien
Tina Hanigan
Nicholas J Johnson
Lee Murray
Hannah Middleton

Details and Booking: 

https://skepticon.org.au/


Puzzles for October 2019

30 September, 2019

This October we continue the theme of Logical Fallacies for the monthly crossword, with Logical Fallacies #7.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

109 September 2019 Crossword Logical Fallacies 6

with the usual Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!


Skepticon 2019 – Messages from the presenters

18 September, 2019

Hear from and read about some of our presenters. CLICK on the main headings.

Skeptics’Guide to the Universe


JAY NOVELLA video
https://www.facebook.com/theskepticscafe/videos/766998480384608/
STEVE NOVELLA video
https://www.facebook.com/theskepticscafe/videos/1083614942029593/

BOB Novella VIDEO
https://www.facebook.com/theskepticscafe/videos/367659424114328/ 

 

Susan Gerbic

Susan will be talking about the Guerilla Skeptics Wikipedia Project as well as “Grief Vampires“.
SUSAN GERBIC video
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSkepticsInc/videos/2347595002149221/

Jo Thornely


Jo is an Australian presenter that will be appearing at Skepticon2019. She is the host of Zealot, a podcast about cults, and author of a book by the same name.
JO THORNELY video
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSkepticsInc/videos/472968326888337/

Professor Fiona Fidler

Brendan O’Brien

Dr Brad McKay

Bookings and information:

https://skepticon.org.au/


Puzzles for September 2019

31 August, 2019

This September we return to the theme of Logical Fallacies as the basis of the monthly crossword. This month it’s Logical Fallacies #6, and Logical Fallacies #7 will follow in October.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

September’s Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles are also there at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/puzzles-archives/

Enjoy!