Welcome to Good Thinking

Our goal is “to encourage curiosity and promote rational thinking”, hence the positive title of the organisation. At the same time, this inevitably means battling against irrationality and pseudoscience.

Over the next year, Good Thinking will be initiating some modest projects aimed at highlighting quackery, encouraging good journalism and supporting grassroots activity.

Thereafter we hope to grow slowly, building on existing projects and developing new ones. It is hard to predict the topics that will become our focus, but in essence we are pro-science and pro-evidence, which means we are anti-woo and anti-quack. In short, we like skepticism, but not cynicism. We like nerds and geeks, but we hate bogus things without a jot of evidence.

Over the next few years, I hope Good Thinking will sit alongside all the other excellent initiatives in UK skepticism, such as the Skeptics in the Pub network and QEDcon.

Finally, if you are new to skepticism and want to find out the sort of things that interest and annoy skeptics, then below are some links that might be helpful.

Simon Singh.

Good Thinking is a Registered Charity No.1147404

New to Skepticism?

It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you …

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People

Johnnie Shannon (Campaign Manager) With a background in geology and remote sensing, Johnnie probably first discovered the skeptical movement through Ben Goldacre’s column in The Guardian, became a minor activist through the Singh / BCA case and interest blossomed over time through conversation at various venues. Occasional stand in convenor at Leicester Skeptics in the Pub, he …

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