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.
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