The DECEMBER 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD is about General Skeptical issues.
New sets of Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions, are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE
and here’s the DECEMBER 2016 Logic & Maths Problems. Enjoy!
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
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
This brief article takes note of an auspicious conjunction of events in May. Both Vic Skeptics and our good friends at Mordi Skeptics have a Soapbox evening as our monthly public meeting.
The theme of the MAY 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD is Religion and Superstition and as usual comes with your choice of standard or cryptic clues.
The MAY 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS
set is the 46th in the series. If you’d like to use our Logic & Maths sets in the classroom or just to catch up on the ones you’ve missed, please note that we started posting them in August 2012; (see PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3 .)
As always, seven new Picture Puzzles and twenty new “Mixed Bag” Trivia Questions have been placed at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE
March 2015 saw the release of the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s Statement on Homeopathy. It concluded:
“..that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.”
That’s as good a reason as any to revisit the following article, first seen here in 2010.
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Homeopathy is an “alternative medicine” invented in the early 19th century by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann. Despite numerous experiments showing homeopathy to have no effect, it has become a multi-million dollar international industry with its own special rules in advertising law.
Affectionately called The Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics, and a regular contributor to SKEPTICALITY podcast and the founder of the GUERILLA SKEPTICISM on WIKIPEDIA project. She received the “In the Trenches” award at CFI’s 2012 Skeptic’s Toolbox, and the James Randi award for Skepticism in the Public Interest in 2013. Gerbic’s efforts to clean up pseudoscience on Wikipedia and create pages for well-known skeptics has made her a “super villain” in the eyes of the paranormal community. You can contact her at SusanGerbic.com
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La Notte Restaurant 140 Lygon Street Carlton
(Join us for an al fresco meal from 6pm)