for the ‘Skepticism’ Category

That’s something I never actually though about -probably because never in my adult life have I done anything as silly as this. But anyway. There were concerns raised over the potential for spreading the swine flu virus (or Influenza A better, but swine flu has a much nicer sounds to it, don’t you think?) during the communion service when every single person shares the same chalice to drink wine… oh sorry, I meant the blood of Christ.

The latest Skeptics’ Circle is posted over at the Ferret’s Cage. Go on and have a look -a decent collection of educating, skeptical, and amusing posts…

Simon Singh is to give a talk tonight at 6pm at Goldsmiths, University of London, entitled: “Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine (and the Media) on Trial“.

Unfortunately, I didn’t even have a chance to try, let alone register, for The Amazing Meeting 2009 which is to be held in London (first time outside the US). Registration opened at 11am today, a frenzy followed (apparently), the site went down overwhelmed by the congestion, and tickets were sold out in a matter of hours.

Skeptic’s Circle number 107 now on over at The Skeptic’s Field Guide -accompanied by a podcast commenting on the posts!

“Skeptics in the Pub” is exactly what the name suggests -a group of skeptics that meet once a month in a pub in London. Plus, they get to listen to a renowned skeptic talking about a relevant subject. And this time, today, it was Nick Davies taking on the ever popular Bad Media issue. There, I just explained the title of this post.

Carl Sagan is no longer here to take on the pseudoscientific charlatans that seem to have flooded the web lately. But thankfully, a significant and constantly rising number of skeptics and rational thinkers are trying to counter the waves of nonsense. Two such prominent figures in the blogosphere (and outside) are Andy Lewis and Prof. David Colquhoun.

The 102nd Skeptics’ Circle (the [Bleeping] Edition) is up at Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes. It is set up as a dialogue between Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Bing McGhandi Director of the Department of Purest Evil :-)