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Vicki Hyde and skepticism – New Zealand Herald

John Kerr posted in on December 20th, 2012.

In the New Zealand Herald, Sarah Daniell poses 12 questions to Vicki Hyde, spokeswoman for the NZ Skeptics Society, just ahead of this week’s supposed End of the World. An excerpt (read in full here): It’s the end of the world tomorrow, according to the Mayan calendar. Vicki Hyde, spokeswoman for the NZ Skeptics Society […]

Dr Michael Edmonds: Dealing with wingnuts – which way to turn

Peter Griffin posted in on August 16th, 2010.

Richard Dawkins refers to some opponents as “wingnuts”, and often applies significant pressure to them. But are there other ways to deal with wingnuts? Could softer approaches be used to loosen their thinking? From NZSkeptics: Michael Edmonds has spent the last decade as a chemistry lecturer, researcher, and more recently as manager of programmes at […]

Newsletter Digest: Suicide, superbugs, skepticism and salutations

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2010.

Suicide coverage – does it hurt? Suicide reporting laws were under scrutiny again this week as Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean called for more debate about suicide reporting after releasing new suicide statistics. Numerous media editorials have echoed his call for debate with several commentators arguing the restrictions on reporting on suicides is leading to […]

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