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Are you skeptical and inquisitive about the world around you?

With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth?

Launceston Skeptics Inc. (the association) is a non-profit organisation, which seeks to promote critical thinking and an understanding of the scientific method. The association aims to:

  1. Stimulate discussion of scientific knowledge and other matters of interest, such as human rights and social issues;
  2. Encourage citizens and representatives of the news media to adopt a critical attitude to claims, which are not supported by reason or credible scientific evidence; and
  3. Conduct and participate in community events, providing information to the public in order to pursue the association’s objectives.
What: Skeptics in the Pub What: Skeptical Sunday
Where: The Royal Oak Hotel,
14 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Where: Cube Café (aka. Cube Seaport),
5/28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm When: 2nd Sunday of each month, 2:00pm

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The $100,000 Prize – Australian Skeptics

Do you have psychic or paranormal powers? We don’t mean the illusion or trickery in stage magic, we mean things like extra sensory perception, telepathy, telekinesis, divining for water or metals, clairvoyance and predicting the future.

The $100,000 Prize - Australian Skeptics

The $100,000 Prize – Australian Skeptics

Since 1980, Australian Skeptics has issued a challenge to people who claim to have extraordinary powers, to demonstrate their ability under proper observing conditions. The first person to do so will receive a great deal of recognition and prestige as well as meeting the requirements for the awarding of A$100,000.

The James Randi Educational Foundation also has a One Million Dollar Paranormal Challange.

NB. Defending the Million Dollar Challenge.

WhySci

WhySci shares the vision and mission of the Inspiring Australia Initiative of a scientifically engaged Australia.

Ignite Your Imagination – Science News and Events in Tasmania

Science, and all the knowledge, innovation and technology that it fosters, is fundamental to our way of life. A scientifically engaged Australia will be a wiser, healthier, more sustainable and more competitive Australia. Australia aspires to an innovative society with a technologically skilled workforce, a scientifically literate community and well informed decision makers.

Doubtful News

Doubtful News – Can you really believe this stuff?

Doubtful News is an alternate to getting your offbeat news from credulous or mystery mongering media sites. We are curious about what ACTUALLY may have happened. We cover all sorts of strange news, not necessarily all of it is doubtful or harmful. Often, it’s just fun or interesting – and worth thinking about.

Categories of news include: alt med/anti-vax, cryptozoology, hauntings, paranormal, UFOs, psychics, questionable claims, superstition, and money-making schemes, among others.

What’s The Harm?

What’s The Harm?

This site is designed to make a point about the danger of not thinking critically. Namely that you can easily be injured or killed by neglecting this important skill. We have collected the stories of over 670,000 people who have been injured or killed as a result of someone not thinking critically.

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don’t be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers - not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.

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  1. Ken

    Why have you disabled your RSS feed?

    1. Launceston Skeptics

      We have disabled all RSS/Atom/RDF feeds on the site. As we are using WordPress purely as a content management system (and not for blogging).

  2. Connor

    Is this something you know, as a fact, or something you think?

    1. Launceston Skeptics

      Connor, I’m not sure which topic you are referring to, but skepticism in it’s simplest form, can be described in this quote. “Skepticism is not a position; it’s a process.” – Michael Shermer

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