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NZ Skepticism alive and kicking

John Kerr posted in on August 29th, 2011.

Ahead of the New Zealand Skeptics’ annual conference, the Otago Daily Times‘ Shane Gilchrist interviewed media spokeswoman Vicki Hyde about the society’s take on Ken Ring, Chinese medicine and science journalism. An excerpt (read in full here): Taking aim at the inane It is particularly fitting the New Zealand Skeptics’ annual conference this weekend is […]

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Ken Ring lunacy gets spooned

John Kerr posted in on August 15th, 2011.

The media coverage of ‘moon man’ Ken Ring’s theories has been given the dubious honour of the Bent Spoon, the NZ Skeptics Society’s award for poor journalism. The society awarded the Spoon for “journalistic gullibility” to all news media and commentators who who took Mr Ring’s earthquake prediction claims at face value. Ken Ring’s theories […]

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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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