News – Professor Ken Harvey

15 February, 2019

Professor Ken Harvey speaking at the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2012

Professor Ken Harvey, adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, and described by The Age as an “anti-quackery crusader” has been appointed President of Friends of Science in Medicine.

FSM is an Australian lobby group which “supports evidence-based medicine and strongly opposes the promotion and practice of unsubstantiated therapies that lack a scientifically plausible rationale.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Harvey_(professor)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends_of_Science_in_Medicine


Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp VII postponed

15 February, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event, previously advertised for Saturday February 21 will be postponed until a date in April. More to follow.


More For Schools

31 January, 2019

Last month we posted our perennial Darwin Day Suite of classroom activities.

It’s worth noting that the amount of other classroom support material available here on this website is considerable and has been developed and tested by practicing teachers. Read the rest of this entry »


Puzzles for February 2019

31 January, 2019

February’s Skeptical Crossword is themed to General Skeptical Issues, and comes in the unusual format of having the standard clue and the cryptic clue for each word displayed side by side.

New sets of Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge) and Logic & Maths Puzzles are also on the  PUZZLES PAGE.

Scroll down the Puzzles Page for monthly puzzles going back to January 2018

Our earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:

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

Enjoy!


For Schools: Darwin Day February 12

22 January, 2019

THE DARWIN DAY SUITE of CLASSROOM EXERCISES

Celebrate February 12 (Charles Darwin’s Birthday) in your classroom!

charles_darwin_statue_natural_history_museum_londonCharles Darwin Crossword Years 9 to 12

Darwin Web Sites

Darwin Day poster

Darwin Day poster 2

Darwin bio Read and answer

Charles Darwin Wordsearch Years 5 to 8

Charles Darwin Cryptogram Years 7 to 10

Dr.APIS.12.February@Darwin

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Puzzles for January 2019

31 December, 2018

We kick off 2019 with a new set of Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge) and Logic & Maths Puzzles, as well as a Skeptical Crossword. Ten BONUS puzzles have been added for January. You’ll find these all on the  PUZZLES PAGE.

January’s Skeptical Crossword returns to the theme of Frauds, Scams and Hoaxes.

Scroll down the Puzzles Page for monthly puzzles going back to January 2018

Our earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:

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

Enjoy!


Puzzles for December 2018

30 November, 2018

Each month there’s a new set of Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge) and Logic & Maths Puzzles, as well as a Skeptical Crossword. Look at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

December’s Skeptical Crossword has all the traditional ingredients of Weasel Words and Advertising Come-Ons. We guarantee that it may help you to stay up to 100% merry this holiday season! That’s right! This December we’re giving you Four Puzzles for the Price of One! (No steak knives, but.)

Scroll down the Puzzles Page for monthly puzzles going back to January 2018

Our earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:

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

Enjoy!