Aug 03 2015

Good Thinking Supporters August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter: Our unmissable investigation into palm reading, coverage of Good Thinking in the media and our RPS article on homeopathy.

Aug 03 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #09 – Andrew Copson

This is the podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Conference – the regular conference of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. Today, Marsh is joined by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association. Tickets for the conference are available at: http://euroscepticscon.org/. Find out how to donate …

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Jul 31 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #08 – Susan Bewley

This is the podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Conference – the regular conference of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. Today, Marsh is joined by Susan Bewley, Professor of Complex Obstetrics at Kings College London and trustee of the charity Healthwatch. Tickets for the conference are available …

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Jul 31 2015

Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Part 3)

In our previous readings with a palm reader, our volunteers from the Merseyside Skeptics Society were given advice they felt was misleading and irresponsible. Perhaps even worse, each of our readings began to sound eerily familiar, as demonstrated by this compilation of our clips from the three visits to the same psychic by different investigators… …

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Jul 29 2015

Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Part 2)

In our last investigation, we visited a palmist in Blackpool, and were disappointed with the accuracy and the high cost of the reading that we received. Having visited our chosen palmist once, we partnered with the Merseyside Skeptics Society to find out how the palm reader would deal with clients in a genuinely serious situation. Our investigator Alice …

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Jul 27 2015

Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Part 1)

Palm readers have operated in seaside towns across the country for many years. Many people put their trust (and hand over considerable amounts of money) to psychics – especially in times of need. In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, we wanted to find out …

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Jul 27 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #07 – Mark Newbrook

This is the podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Conference – the regular conference of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. In today’s episode, Marsh is joined by skeptical linguist Mark Newbrook. Tickets for the conference are available at: http://euroscepticscon.org/. Find out how to donate to support the Good …

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Jul 24 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #06 – Edzard Ernst

This is the podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Conference – the regular conference of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. Today Marsh is speaking with Edzard Ernst – the legendary alternative medicine researcher and author. Tickets for the conference are available at: http://euroscepticscon.org/. Find out how to …

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Jul 21 2015

Four More CCGs Cease Funding For Homeopathy

For over a year, Good Thinking has been tracking and challenging spending for homeopathy on the NHS (you can still support our work via our charity appeal). As part of our research identifying where in the country homeopathy was available on the NHS, we discovered that only 31 out of the 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in …

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Jul 20 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #05 – Adam Dinham

This is the podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Conference – the regular conference of The European Council of Skeptical Organisations, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. In today’s episode, Marsh is joined by the Director of the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at, Goldsmiths College, Adam Dinham Tickets for the conference are available …

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