September Skeptics in the Pub

This month we have Professor Shaun Holt of Victoria University speaking.

Shaun is a clinical researcher with interests in asthma and complementary therapies. Shaun will discuss his experiences in fighting quackery in NZ, including high-profile run-ins with chiropractors, homeopaths, iridologists, magnet therapists and many other irrational, anti-scientific alternative "health practitioners". He will also discuss some of the products and therapies that actually are evidence-based, but are hidden in a sea of nonsense.

This should be a great talk.

As usual, meet at 7pm for a 7:30pm start for the talk.

We may even have a quiz!

See you there :)

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  • Ross M.

    re the quiz part. I still think my answer to the question of "who committed the original sin with the apple" (ie adam or eve) was correct. The original sin was by the guy who made that story up! And I think my team should have been awarded two points for that answer, catapulting us up to somewhere below the winners. Ya.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Ross M.

    A friendly & informative meeting. A good time was had by all. (from from what I could tell) had to scratch the old sawdust for the quiz part. enjoyed that.

    September 10, 2013

    • Bob G.

      good to find we were in the same team Ross; and very nice that you came and joined us

      September 11, 2013

  • Noel T.

    Excellent. A very interesting and informative speaker, who apologized for talking too long, but I could have listened to for another hour.

    4 · September 10, 2013

    • Emily

      I agree! The man was excellent.

      1 · September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have had a family emergency and will not be there

    September 9, 2013

  • Hine K.

    Am sick, so won't come and infect you all.

    September 8, 2013

  • Rayna

    I will be working until 9pm tomorrow. I will be able to make it for Hot Chocolate though.

    September 8, 2013

  • Ani v.

    Looking forward to it

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sometimes folk can be over educated and end up working at a university promoting vested interests and supporting big budget movements like the global warming industry. Me, nothing wrong with taking a bunch of suppliments each day while they are still legal to stay out of hospital.

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a 70 yr I`m not too old to still be curious
    Jim

    September 2, 2013

  • Ani v.

    Looking forward to it

    September 1, 2013

  • Robin C.

    Wow, a very Skeptember week with the Skepticamp, conference & pub

    August 28, 2013

  • Robin C.

    Wow, a very Skeptember week with the Skepticamp, conference & pub

    August 28, 2013

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