Bonus Puzzles June 2018

2 June, 2018

Vic Skeptics Website June 2018 Bonus Puzzles


Puzzles for June 2018

31 May, 2018

The usual seven new monthly Picture Puzzles are at the top of the  Puzzles Page, Our Mixed Bag Questions, Skeptical Crosswords and Logic & Maths Puzzles now come in pdf form and can be reached from here or from the Puzzles Page

For June:

06 June 2018 Mixed bag questions

94 June 2018 Crossword Philosophers

Logic and Maths Puzzles 71 June 2018

The PDF format requires the Adobe Reader for viewing. The Adobe Reader is free software and may be obtained at this website: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Enjoy!


Sharon Hill’s Spooky Geology

25 May, 2018

We have much pleasure in announcing Sharon Hill as our June Skeptics Café speaker. Sharon is a Pennsylvanian geologist who researches the paranormal, pseudoscience, and anomalous natural phenomena.

As well as being a prolific columnist and speaker she is a co-founder of

Doubtful News

and hosts the podcast 15 Credibility Street.

She is the author of Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers.

Skeptics Café is a regular monthly event and members of the public are welcome.

Monday  June 18, The Clyde Hotel Carlton, 8pm (or join us for a meal from 6 pm)


At May Skeptics Café

22 May, 2018

We’re pleased to have been visited by Dr Pauli Ohukainen from Finland. He’s a cardiovascular research scientist from Finland working in Melbourne (Baker Institute) until June 1st. He’s also an avid skeptical activist with his own blog in Finnish with 7000 followers on Facebook, (which is not too bad in a small country of 5M), and he’s also active on Twitter, which is his international forum: https://twitter.com/POhukainen. He was keen to meet some skeptics while in Melbourne, and took “selfies” at May Skeptics Café with two of our distinguished members, Francesca Folk-Scolaro (L) and Elida Radig (R).


Puzzles for May 2018

30 April, 2018

Whilst we continue to put our monthly Picture Puzzles at the top of the  Puzzles Page, our Mixed Bag Questions, Skeptical Crosswords and Logic & Maths Puzzles come in pdf form.

For May:

05 May 2018 Mixed bag questions

93 May 2018 Crossword Astrology

Logic and Maths Puzzles 70 May 2018

The PDF format requires the Adobe Reader for viewing. The Adobe Reader is free software and may be obtained at this website: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Enjoy!


Recommended Health & Medical Info Sites

17 April, 2018

About five years ago we posted Recommended site: Itsmyhealth.com.au. We had a lot of nice things to say about the site. On review, we’ve found that the URL given now forwards to http://www.mydr.com.au/

The site describes itself as follows: Reliable Australian health and medicines information
myDr provides reliable Australian health information, health tools and calculators covering symptoms, diseases, tests & investigations, medicines, treatments, nutrition and fitness.

A quick review of the site confirms its bona fides: Some of the contact information is useful only to Australian residents, but there is a large body of universally applicable information and advice available under pull-down menus for Conditions, Medicines, Symptoms and Health Tools. Read the rest of this entry »


Review – Surfcoast Skepticamp 2018

3 April, 2018

It was a glorious, sunny day in Airey’s Inlet for the annual Skepticamp where we were privy to a range of fascinating talks to hone our critical thinking skills. For a $5 donation we were treated to a delicious, healthy lunch and many of us also took the opportunity to socialise over dinner at the nearby pub afterwards.

First up was Geelong Skeptics Society Co-founder and Speech Pathologist Zola Lawry who spoke about the importance of being skeptical about “Facilitated Communication”. Questions have been raised over who is actually communicating. Could it be the well-meaning facilitator rather than the severely disabled client? Zola presented the claims and the evidence for such cases as Anne McDonald of “Annie’s Coming Out” fame and her facilitator Rosemary Crossley. Read the rest of this entry »