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Bent Spoon award ‘honours’ lack of critical thinking

John Kerr posted in on September 5th, 2012.

NZ Skeptics have bestowed the yearly ‘Bent Spoon Award’ for un-skeptical behaviour upon Consumer magazine, on account of the magazine’s coverage of homeopathic remedies. The Bent Spoon is annually awarded by NZ Skeptics to a New Zealand organisation displaying a “most egregious gullibility or lack of critical thinking in public coverage of, or commentary on, […]

NBR: Scientists back Campbell in Moon Man quake prediction row

Peter Griffin posted in on March 2nd, 2011.

Chris Keall writes in the National Business Review about the controversy over Ken Ring’s claimed prediction of last week’s earthquake (and another on March 20), and scientists’ support of John Campbell in calling out Ring’s predictions as pseudoscience. Included are comments, gathered by the Science Media Centre from experts, on the subject. An excerpt: (read […]

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