Category Archive: Front Page

Jun 09 2014

“What Doctors Don’t Tell You” survey

The June issue of What Doctors Don’t Tell You first hit the shelves on 28th May. Have you seen this magazine? To take part in our survey, please look in your local stores and then email laura@goodthinkingsociety.org with the following information: Name of store Branch Date of visit Issue availability (May / June / not …

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Jun 06 2014

Second show added to “An Honest Liar” Screening and Q&A, Friday 13th

Tickets for our 7.30pm screening of “An Honest Liar” on Friday 13th have now sold out, but we’re happy to be able to add a second showing of the film at 5.00pm for all those unable to get tickets to the later showing. “An Honest Liar” is the brand new biography of leading magician, writer and skeptic …

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May 28 2014

“An Honest Liar” Screening and Q&A (presented by the Good Thinking Society)

This Friday 13th, set aside your superstitions to join the Good Thinking Society for an exclusive screening of “An Honest Liar” – the brand new biography of leading magician, writer and skeptic James Randi. Joining us for the screening is writer/director Justin Weinstein, who will take part in an audience Q&A. The screening will take …

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May 01 2014

Applications For First Good Thinking Hack Day Now Closed

Applications for our first Good Thinking Hack Day on alternative medicine are now closed, and we’ll be contacting participants over the next few days. Our May 17th hack day is a chance for a dozen alternative medicine campaigners, bloggers and researchers to use their ideas and expertise to brainstorm and design projects to tackle alternative medicine. By …

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May 01 2014

Response to the Saatchi Bill consultation

The public consultation on the Medical Innovation Bill (‘Saatchi Bill’) closed on Friday 25th April. The Good Thinking Society submitted the following response:   Question 1: Do you have experience or evidence to suggest that the possibility of litigation sometimes deters doctors from innovation? No. Under current laws, it would not be negligent of a …

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Apr 30 2014

Opposing the Saatchi Bill

We share concerns that the Medical Innovation Bill (‘Saatchi Bill’) is unnecessary and flawed. The following letter was published in The Times on Monday, signed by Laura Thomason on behalf of the Good Thinking Society.   Sir, We oppose the Medical Innovation Bill (aka the Saatchi Bill) which seeks to promote medical innovation by dispensing …

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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.

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