Submission relating to proposals by the Pharmacy Council to alter Clause 6.9 of the code of Ethics I am Edward Linney a consumer with an active interest in evidence based medicine. I do not support the intent of clause 6.9b to avoid a requirement of credible evidence of efficacy for complementary therapy or other healthcare […]
While Siouxsie Wiles has been away from NZ, our Chair Mark Honeychurch has been covering for her on Graeme Hill’s Weekend Variety Wireless radio show. Siouxsie will be back on the radio next week (18th October), but in the meantime here are the recordings of Mark’s latest appearances: Sunday, September 27th 2015 Sunday, October 4th […]
Our current chair, Mark Honeychurch, has been filling in for Siouxsie Wiles recently on Graeme Hill’s Weekend Variety Wireless show on RadioLive. He’s had fun chatting with Graeme on the Skeptical Thoughts segment, and has talked about rugby injuries, therapeutic paint, the igNobels and the Republican Primary, amongst other topics. Here are links to the […]
Climate Change or Global Warming? The terms “climate change” and “global warming” tend to be used interchangeably. This can create confusion and misunderstanding. While the underlying general warming is increasing at a comparatively steady rate due to greenhouse gas emissions, the climate changes triggered by the underlying warming can lead to extreme weather events that […]
Last week our chair, Mark Honeychurch, chatted with Richard Saunders on episode 334 of the Australian Skeptics’ “Skeptic Zone” podcast (Aired March 15). Richard pre-emptively introduced Mark with statements like “yes those New Zealanders are just as skeptical as…anybody else”. Richard asked Mark about the history of the movement in New Zealand and “what’s going […]
Psychic at NZ Skeptics Conference “Sensing Murder” psychic Sue Nicholson will face a potentially more difficult audience than speaking to the dead when she appears at the New Zealand Skeptics annual conference being held 6-8 September in …
Learning more about the universe demonstrates just how much more we need to learn about life on planet Earth. That’s something noted US astronomer, writer and podcaster, Dr Pamela Gay, will be talking about at this year’s NZ Skeptics annual conference …
The NZ Skeptics plan to scrutinise the concept of balance in science journalism at their upcoming conference, arguing that misinformed or mistaken opinions do not provide a healthy or informative balance in many areas of apparent controversy.
‘Organic’ water? Either this water is alive, or it contains carbon. Either way I’m not drinking it. Hugh Young Wellington
Clairvoyants agree on missing man By CORINNE AMBLER Police Reporter Police will join friends of missing Wellington man Michael Kelly today in a search of an area where clairvoyants think he might be found. Three clairvoyants independently said Mr Kelly was in the same area of greater Wellington, and friends had been searching there, close […]
Noted US SGU blogger and Skepchicks founder Rebecca Watson asks whether cavemen really preferred blondes — how many of those pop-sci headlines can you believe?
Consumer magazine has won its second Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for continuing to promote homeopathic products as a viable alternative to evidence-based medical treatments.