At Tuesdays meetup the topic of the Awareness Test that shows how fallible human memory can be was discussed. We had a few that had not come across this yet. The net connection at the time wasn't the best so I've located the video (or one very close to the one I was thinking of) and posted it below.
Is anyone else here registering for the Rise of Atheism convention in Melbourne, March 2010? I bought my ticket today and am awfully excited haha
Looks like the EU are making it increasingly difficult for products claiming to have health benefits making it to the market.
......"thats shocking!!!! I hate how our children are being guinea pigs for all of these new vaccines that they are coming up with!!!!...."Wow - Even more reason NOT to have my daughter vaccinated."...."GlaxoSmithKline, like other drug companies, will never allow results from confirming what many people already know.".....
Don't know if anyone noticed, but there was a death in the UK
Announcing a new Meetup for Christchurch Skeptics in the Pub!
What: Post Conference Meetup
When: October 6, 2009 5:30 PM
The Twisted Hop
6 Poplar Street
The recent case of baby Gloria poignantly illustrates the harm that can happen with unproven or disproven treatments.
That's just fantastic, a common food helping a common problem. Isn't it?
Except that the article goes on to talk about a different condition entirely, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Not sure what the relevance is to farting there at all, outside of the fact that if you eat too many kiwifruit you'll probably get a case of the shits. Then reading further we get to the nitty gritty of what this claim is all about:
I'm not going to address the points in the original post. PZ does a damned fine job of that. Instead I'm going to make my own list. I'd like to recommend that others do the same and use the trackback URL to link back to the original post.
The AGM of the NZ Skeptics Inc was held at the NZ Skeptics Conference 2009.
As with most AGM's this was fairly dry, procedural stuff. There were two things that are worthy of reporting on however.