The Skeptics: Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

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The Skeptics: Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

<p>Australian Skeptics believe that human progress grows from support for real science. Thus we are dedicated to investigating claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal since 1980. We offer a large

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Australian Skeptics believe that human progress grows from support for real science. Thus we are dedicated to investigating claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal since 1980. We offer a large prize for real evidence. This talk will examine some entertaining claims with a scientific slant. Some claims violate the laws of science, and some violate the laws of the land. Many articles have been published, and business plans have been ruined. Encounters include: Power Balance, Winecard, Lutec’s Free Electricity, The Indian Spirit Guide, Rossi’s Cold Fusion, Aquapol’s Rising Damp Repeller, and the Mind Body Spirit festival.


SUGGESTED READING

  • _The Skeptic – journal of Australian Skeptics. Past issues available for free at www.skeptics.com.au


COURSE OUTLINE


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the origins of the sceptical movement in Australia.
  2. Apply for Australian Skeptics positive awards.
  3. Recognise dodgy claims when they appear.
  4. Ask searching questions when confronted by a claim.
  5. Apply criteria for scientific validity.
  6. Complain to an Authority when appropriate.