Category Archive: Front Page

Apr 11 2014

Join Us at the First Good Thinking Hack Day

The UK skeptical community has a fantastic array of talented campaigners and activists dedicated to tackling alternative medicines and the therapists and companies who practice or sell them. While much of this excellent work happens individually and independently, some of the most notable successes of recent years have occurred when activists collaborate and share ideas. …

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Apr 10 2014

Happy World Homeopathy Awareness Week!

Today marks the start of World Homeopathy Awareness Week – the annual marketing campaign run by international homeopathy groups in order to promote the pseudoscientific treatment in the press and gain attention in the wider population. However, crucially missing from the majority of homeopathy websites during this week is much of the real information about …

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Mar 31 2014

Expanding the Good Thinking Society team

Since the launch of the Good Thinking Society in September 2012, we have offered some modest grants, established some small projects, and prepared to launch some bigger projects. In order to help us devise and deliver these projects, we’re delighted to welcome two new members to the Good Thinking Society team – Michael Marshall and …

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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 07 2013

Good Thinking at QEDcon – Response to Comments

As some of you will know, Good Thinking was planning to offer a £500 grant to a SitP group at this year’s QEDcon. Yesterday, @mjrobbins tweeted: “I just think SITPs competing with each other is against everything that @SITP is about. I hope nobody applies.” He also tweeted: “If @QEDcon had any sense, this sort …

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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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