Johnnie

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Name: Johnnie Shannon
Date registered: January 22, 2012

Latest posts

  1. You can now donate to Good Thinking — December 12, 2014
  2. The Martin Gardner Centenary — October 16, 2014
  3. Letter on behalf of Mark Tilbrook to Sally Morgan — October 14, 2014
  4. Good Thinking Job Vacancy — September 17, 2013
  5. Health Thermometer Launched — June 7, 2013

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Dec 12 2014

You can now donate to Good Thinking

As you probably know, the Good Thinking Society is a small charity that encourages curious minds, promotes rational enquiry and tackles pseudoscience. So far the charity has been largely funded by Simon Singh, which has enabled Good Thinking to highlight the worst in quackery, to offer grants encouraging skeptical initiatives, to fund a prize for science blogging, …

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Oct 16 2014

The Martin Gardner Centenary

Martin Gardner was a leading rationalist and the twentieth century’s greatest recreational mathematician. After his death in 2010, his fans established an annual Celebration of the Mind to take place on his birthday, 21 October. Each year, people hold events all over the world to remind us of his great legacy. This year, to mark …

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Oct 14 2014

Letter on behalf of Mark Tilbrook to Sally Morgan

Today, 14 October 2014, Robert Dougans and Serena Cooke of Bryan Cave wrote a letter on behalf of Mark Tilbrook to Sally Morgan’s solicitor Graham Atkins. In a spirit of openness, the text of that letter is below: Dear Sirs, Your client: Sally Morgan We have been instructed by Mr Mark Tilbrook and we understand …

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Sep 17 2013

Good Thinking Job Vacancy

Applications are now closed Since Simon Singh launched his Good Thinking Society last year, the organisation has gradually begun to initiate projects in line with its motto: “encouraging curious minds and promoting rational enquiry”. In addition to organising last year’s science blogging prize and offering small grants to promote scepticism, Good Thinking is investigating bad …

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Jun 07 2013

Health Thermometer Launched

We have just launched our latest project; the Health Thermometer. We will be monitoring the major newspapers for sensationalist, inaccurate and scaremongering health journalism. We want to identify the worst offenders in order to warn and inform the general public and, hopefully, drive up standards. You can find out more about the project here.

Mar 22 2013

QED Unicorn’s Lair

Thanks to Edinburgh and Horsham Skeptics in the Pubs for submitting proposals for our £500 SitP grant project. Simon Clare from Horsham Skeptics in the Pub wanted to help set up SitPs around Kent, and requested funding to run pilot events in Canterbury, Maidstone and Ashford. His goal is to establish new SitP groups in …

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Mar 19 2013

Final Three Small Grant Awards

We are delighted to announce the final three awards for our small grants: Edinburgh Skeptics on The Fringe Edinburgh Skeptics in the Pub have been running a successful programme of events during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This grant of £1,000 will help support a range of potential ideas, from hosting events in larger venues to greater cross-promotion …

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Feb 22 2013

First Two Small Grant Recipients

We are delighted to announce the first two recipients of our small grants. The remaining three grant recipients will be revealed next month. Private Health Screening Awareness £1,000 has been granted to a group headed up by Dr Margaret McCartney, a Glasgow GP and author of The Patient Paradox. Dr McCartney has been vocal in …

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Feb 11 2013

Small Grants Update

We had hoped to award our small grants by mid-January, but evaluating the proposals has taken longer than anticipated. The bad news, of course, is that some proposals were unsuccessful, and those involved have already been notified. However, the good news is that we now have a list of five proposals that we will be …

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Feb 05 2013

What Would Your SitP Group do with £500?

Good Thinking is keen to fund scepticism. This year, at QED, we want to give £500 to a Skeptics in the Pub group. If you can come up with an idea that requires this sort of funding you’re in with a chance. All you need to do is submit a short proposal (max 200 words) …

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