July 2016 Puzzles

30 June, 2016

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July’s Picture Puzzles, “Mixed Bag” Questions and a new word puzzle called AddScrabble are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE 

July 2016 Skeptical Crossword features Famous Skeptics.

July 2016 Logic & Maths Problems is the 48th set in the series. If you’d like to try the other 47, they start in August 2012 – see PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3;

Enjoy!


An Australian Skeptic’s Guide to Numerology

10 January, 2016

This article first appeared as a Vic Skeptics discussion pamphlet;
(See the “Useful Info” link at the top of this page.) A version also appeared on this site in 2010. However, we’ve had a few celebrities come and go since then, including several Australian Prime Ministers; so an update seems indicated.

People are all different, with different personalities, talents and desires. Numerology probably harks back to pre-Christian Hebrew mystic writing. That’s not surprising, as back then, the first letter of their alphabet also stood for the number one, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »


October Puzzles

30 September, 2015

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The OCTOBER 2015 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE
is all about PARANORMAL PASTIMES;

Click for
OCTOBER 2015 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS:

and there are new PICTURE PUZZLES and MIXED BAG QUESTIONS at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

Enjoy!


March Puzzles

28 February, 2015

The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893The MARCH 2015 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD makes a return to general Skeptical issues

Here are the  MARCH 2015 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS

 Fresh Picture Puzzles and Mixed Bag Questions have been posted to the top of the PUZZLES PAGE. Enjoy!


November Puzzles

31 October, 2014

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"What's 4 Across?"

“What’s 4 Across?”

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NOVEMBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD, with the emphasis on Frauds and Scams can be solved using either the standard or the cryptic clues provided.

Breaking News! The FSM has revealed that occasional access to Google and/or the Dictionary (UK rather than US edition) by His Cruciverbal Faithful will not incur His noodly wrath.

A new set of NOVEMBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES is available.

New Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions have been posted at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

Enjoy!

PUZZLES ARCHIVES


PUZZLES ARCHIVE 1  (AUGUST 2010 to APRIL 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 2 (MAY 2011 to SEPTEMBER 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3 (OCTOBER 2011 to NOVEMBER 2012)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 4 (December 2012 to June 2013)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 5 (July 2013 to September 2014)


December Puzzles

1 December, 2013

puzzled-parrot-carlos-quirozPicture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions are in their usual spot at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

December’s Skeptical Crossword is our largest yet. It’s theme is Alternative Healing Practices, and you have your choice of “straight” or cryptic clues. DECEMBER 2013 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD

And finally, there’s DECEMBER 2013 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS

Enjoy.


Dr Ken Harvey, 3rd Monday Talk

26 May, 2010

Monday June 21st, La Notte Restaurant 140 Lygon Street Carlton 8pm

Balancing Commerce, Choice and Consumer Protection: Reforming Complementary Medicine Regulation.

Dr. Harvey is a medical graduate with a special interest in the regulation of therapeutic goods.

He was a member of the expert group that drafted the World Health Organization “Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion” and was also a member of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Health and Rational use of Medicines (PHARM) Committee that formulated the quality use of medicines pillar of Australian medicines policy.

He currently holds the position of Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. He had been awarded life membership of Choice (the Australia Consumer’s Association), is a member of the National Prescribing Service Research and Development Working Group, and the Governing Council of Health Action International, Asia Pacific.

Pre-reading

http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/01/11/why-is-the-tga-supporting-pseudoscientific-nonsense/

http://cpd.org.au/article/policy-change-needed-complementary-medicines

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/25/2909031.htm