Puzzles for October 2019

30 September, 2019

This October we continue the theme of Logical Fallacies for the monthly crossword, with Logical Fallacies #7.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

109 September 2019 Crossword Logical Fallacies 6

with the usual Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

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

Enjoy!


Puzzles for September 2019

31 August, 2019

This September we return to the theme of Logical Fallacies as the basis of the monthly crossword. This month it’s Logical Fallacies #6, and Logical Fallacies #7 will follow in October.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies Crosswords.

23 Crossword July 2012 Logical Fallacies 1

37 Crossword September2013 Logical Fallacies 2  (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

38 Crossword October 2013 (logical fallacies 3) (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

54 Crossword February 2015 logical fallacies 4 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

74 Crossword October 2016 Logical Fallacies 5 (with both standard and cryptic sets of clues)

September’s Picture Puzzles,  “Mixed Bag” questions and Logic and Maths Puzzles are also there at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Older Puzzles:

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

Enjoy!


Puzzles for October 2016

30 September, 2016

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This month as a bonus we’ve given you an extra ten pre-loved code-type puzzles to solve (see left)

You’ll find the answers HERE

The October 2016 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle is called Logical Fallacies # 5.

Here are the links to our previous Logical Fallacies crossword puzzles:
Logical Fallacies Crossword 1

Logical Fallacies Crossword 2

Logical Fallacies Crossword 3

Logical Fallacies Crossword 4

There’s also the October 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

and new sets of Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions, which are 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 »


February Puzzles

1 February, 2015

rubskepThe FEBRUARY 2015 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD is our fourth crossword to take Logical Fallacies as its theme. Here are the earlier ones:

LOGICAL FALLACIES CROSSWORD 1

LOGICAL FALLACIES CROSSWORD 2

LOGICAL FALLACIES CROSSWORD 3

There’s a set of FEBRUARY 2015 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS

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

Enjoy!

 


October Puzzles

30 September, 2013

puzzles graphicNew Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions are in place on our PUZZLES PAGE.

This month’s CROSSWORD PUZZLE is the third in our series on the Logical Fallacies theme.

And as always, there’s a set of MATHS & LOGIC PROBLEMS

Enjoy!


September Puzzles

31 August, 2013

Our Puzzles for September 2013 have been posted.

  • There are the usual seven Picture Puzzles, each of which decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.
  • The “Mixed Bag” Questions have an added feature. After the usual ten questions, we’ve added twenty “next level” questions. These are, depending on your point of view, interesting, difficult, informative, quirky or totally unfair. A score of one out of twenty could be considered surprisingly good! The Picture Puzzles and Mixed Bag Questions have pride of place on our PUZZLES PAGE.
  • Our Skeptical Crossword is the second of three on the the theme of Logical Fallacies. It can be found HERE. Logical Fallacies Crossword (1) was posted back in July 2012 and can be found HEREWe expect Locial Fallacies Crossword (3) to follow next month.
  • The Logic & Maths Problems can be found HERE