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July 18: Rights, Riots and Ratbags: Making Sense of Magical Thinking

Fellow skeptics, Following the very recent statements from the ACT Chief Medical Officer regarding the large increase in COVID-19 cases, I have made the decision to move the talk online. It will now be held on Monday, 18 July at 6pm. … Continue reading

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Convention News and Upcoming Events

It is with great delight that Canberra Skeptics announces the Australian Skeptics National Convention 2022, to be held at the National Library of Australia from 26 to 27 November. The theme of the convention is ‘Science and Skepticism in a Changed … Continue reading

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June Event: Ned Kelly: the making of a myth

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Ned Kelly: the making of a myth Date: Monday, 20 June 2022 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: David Dufty Venue: Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 Cost: Free Tickets essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ned-kelly-the-making-of-a-myth-tickets-346391415047 Ned Kelly … Continue reading

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A Pint of Science in May

Fellow skeptics, As previously mentioned, Canberra Skeptics will not be running a talk in May. Instead, we would be delighted if you attended one of the Pint of Science talk that will be held from 9-10 May.  The details can … Continue reading

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April Event: “It’s written all over your face” with Ben Steward

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: “It’s written all over your face”: Is it time we updated our understanding of emotion perception? Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pmSpeaker: Ben StewardPlease register via Demio (https://my.demio.com/ref/dKqzynPO5R0q6X5M) Western philosophy and science have long … Continue reading

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March Guest Speaker and Convention Update

Fellow skeptics, Just a quick reminder that the next Canberra Skeptics webinar will be held tonight. The details are as follows: Beyond the Panopticon: Evidence-Based Approaches to Criminal Justice ReformDate: Tuesday, 15 March 2022Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pmSpeakers: Dr Mindy SotiriPlease … Continue reading

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February and March Events

Fellow skeptics, Just a quick reminder that the next Canberra Skeptics’ webinar is coming up this Tuesday. The details are as follows: Psychedelic-assisted therapies for mental illness: why innovation in treatment is needed now more than ever Date: Tuesday, 15 … Continue reading

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February Event: Psychedelic-assisted therapies for mental illness

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Psychedelic-assisted therapies for mental illness: why innovation in treatment is needed now more than ever Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Speakers: Tania de Jong AM, Dr Jennifer Loughnan Please register via Demio(https://my.demio.com/ref/JNkiRnu0JqnO8GuS) Pre-Covid … Continue reading

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November Update + December Guest Speaker: Jay Novella of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

Fellow Skeptics, Due to circumstances beyond our control, the November talk has been moved to Monday, 22 November. The details are as follows:Resourcing Resilience: A Proposed Australian Universal Scheme for National and Community Service (AUSNACS)Date: Monday, 22 November 2021Time: 6:00pm … Continue reading

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November Event: Resourcing Resilience with Prof. John Blaxland

Fellow skeptics, It is so delightful to see that the restrictions that we have endured for so long have eased to a great deal and I hope you have all had a chance to enjoy these restored liberties! The details of … Continue reading

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