Vyom Sharma, Doctor, Magician and Mentalist

17 July, 2018

     Dr Vyom Sharma

After gaining his medical degree in 2008, Vyom Sharma completed specialist training and currently works in Melbourne as a General Practitioner. However alongside his clinical work, he has carved out a career in show business.

As a magician and mentalist, he has performed live stage shows at the Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and was a grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent.

His knowledge of medicine, combined with his experiences with the psychology of deception have afforded him a rare insight into the human experience of truth and persuasion. He explores the neuroscience of deception and beliefs as a regular Guest Lecturer at Monash University’s school of biological sciences.

He has debunked pseudoscientific therapies in the media, including Fairfax newspapers, Triple R radio and medical trade magazines.

Vyom Sharma will be our featured speaker at next Skeptics Café  (Monday August 20)

He will also appear at Australian Skeptics Annual Convention in Sydney over the weekend of October 13 & 14


Puzzles for July 2018

30 June, 2018

Fresh Picture Puzzles are at the top of the  Puzzles Page.

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 July:

07 July 2018 Mixed bag questions

95 July 2018 Crossword Famous Scientists

Logic and Maths Puzzles 72 July 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!


Bonus Puzzles June 2018

2 June, 2018

Vic Skeptics Website June 2018 Bonus Puzzles


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 »