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/


3D printing, teeth and human evolution

1 April, 2018

Dr Varsha Pilbrow spoke at March’s Skeptics Café. Dr Pilbrow is a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at Melbourne University.

She specializes in the dental morphology of the living apes, and is currently working on international research projects in the study of fossil hominids and  in bioarchaeology, studying the physical anthropology of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites at the cross-roads of major human migration routes. Read the rest of this entry »

Regular Public Lectures, Workshops, etc.

1 April, 2018

Melbournians are fortunate to have access to many regular events which exist to stimulate inquiry and promote Science, Philosophy and Critical Thinking. These events are open to the public. They are mostly free.

Here are some of them.

ANZAAS Free Public Lectures: Monthly, with weeknight and date as advertised on the website http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/

ROYAL SOCIETY of VICTORIA Lecture Program: Fourth Thursday of each Month plus other events as advertised https://rsv.org.au/lecture-program/

UNIVERSITY of MELBOURNE Free Public Lectures: Several each month,  weeknights, early evenings as advertised.
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Puzzles for March 2018

28 February, 2018

New for March:


Puzzles for February 2018

31 January, 2018

Our Puzzles Page has been updated. All monthly puzzles from 2016 and 2017 have been placed in a new PUZZLES ARCHIVE 7 
Our Puzzles Archives go back to 2010

New for February are:

  • a new set of Picture Puzzles
  • Mixed Bag Questions (Twenty Trivia / General Knowledge questions)
  • Skeptical Crossword, this month’s theme being Astrology
  • More Logic & Maths Puzzles. 


Puzzles for December 2017

30 November, 2017

This month’s Picture Puzzles go to the top of the Puzzles Page as usual;
However the Skeptical Crossword, the Logic & Maths Puzzles and the “Mixed Bag” Questions are all supplied as .pdf files., here and on the Puzzles Page.

As we’re heading into the holiday season, there is a set of bonus puzzles; (mainly word puzzles)

December 2017 Skeptical Crossword (Frauds, Scams and Hoaxes)
88 Dec 2017 Crossword Frauds, Scams & Hoaxes
December 2017 Logic & Maths Puzzles # 65
Logic and Maths Puzzles 65 December 2017
December 2017 “Mixed Bag” Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge)
12 December 2017 Mixed bag questions
December 2017 BONUS PUZZLES
Vic Skeptics Website December 2017 Bonus Puzzles

And don’t forget, our Puzzles Archives go back to 2010


A nostalgic look at The Bed of Nails

23 November, 2017

Here’s a look back at Vic Skeptics’ flirtation with the Bed of Nails.

Some enterprising Victorian Skeptics made a Bed of Nails and documented the process in the late 1990s. (See Ye Bed of Nails .pdf below)

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