Puzzles for August 2020

31 July, 2020


Go to our PUZZLES PAGE, for this month’s Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions and Logic & Maths Puzzles. The Skeptical Crossword Puzzle is (unsurprisingly) about Conspiracy Theories, and (also unsurprisingly) is quite large and time-consuming.

We’re continuing to provide new sets of “special puzzles” of various kinds to cope with whatever regime of home isolation prevails in your area. (Here in Victoria Australia, it’s pretty full-on.)

The latest lot of Special Puzzle .pdfs comes just after the August Puzzles, and if you continue to scroll down past the July puzzles, the sets posted in May, June and July are still available.

Enjoy, and stay safe.


Puzzles for May 2017

30 April, 2017


Our Crossword this month is mainly about Conspiracy Theories.

May 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle (HTML format)

or

81 May 2017 Crossword Conspiracy Theories (.pdf format).

There are ten new May 2017 Logic & Maths Problems (HTML format)

or

58 Logic and Maths Puzzles May 2017 for pdf (.pdf format);

with new Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the Puzzles Page

Enjoy!


A Skeptic’s Guide to Conspiracy Theories

21 April, 2016

This article first appeared as a Vic Skeptics discussion pamphlet.
The full range of our discussion pamphlets (and a lot more) can be downloaded from our USEFUL INFO page.

A Skeptic’s Guide to

by Peter Barrett, Canberra Skeptics (2016 edit by Ken Greatorex)

Test 1: Is the argument factually correct?

It’s remarkable how many conspiracy theories are based on arguments which are simply factually incorrect. If you’re presented with a conspiracy theory argument, check the facts.

[Sites such as

http://www.snopes.com/

http://urbanlegends.about.com/

https://www.truthorfiction.com/

are useful here.]

Many incorrect arguments are repeated in ignorance. But there are also some people who knowingly repeat conspiracy arguments they know are wrong. Read the rest of this entry »


July Puzzles

30 June, 2015

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Our

JULY 2015 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE

has the theme of CONSPIRACY THEORIES

There’s also a set of
JULY 2015 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS

Seven new Picture Puzzles and twenty new Mixed Bag Questions have been placed at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

Enjoy!


Conspiracy Theories

25 July, 2010

This article first appeared as a Vic Skeptics discussion pamphlet.
The full range of our discussion pamphlets can be downloaded here: http://www.skeptics.com.au/resources/educational/

or by clicking on the “Useful Info” link at the top of this page.

A Skeptic’s Guide to

by Peter Barrett, Canberra Skeptics

Test 1: Is the argument factually correct?

It’s remarkable how many conspiracy theories are based on arguments which are simply factually incorrect. If you’re presented with a conspiracy theory argument, check the facts. Many incorrect arguments are repeated in ignorance. But there are also some people who knowingly repeat conspiracy arguments they know are wrong. Read the rest of this entry »