Aug 20 2014

Faith school whistleblower to speak ahead of Dover ‘ACE’ school expansion

Good Thinking are pleased to be helping former fundamentalist Christian Jonny Scaramanga in his upcoming appearance in Dover, ahead of the expansion of the Dover School For All Nations (DSFAN). The school teaches the much-criticised Accelerated Christian Education curriculum – a program which actively promotes pseudoscientific and anti-scientific ideas, and which places the Bible at the …

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Aug 06 2014

Fundraising Lectures for Good Thinking

The Good Thinking Society is a small charity, aimed at encouraging rational thought and skeptical enquiry. In order support our activities science writer Simon Singh will be undertaking a series of fundraising lectures. His goal is to raise £20,000 before the end of 2015. If you are interested in booking Simon for one of these …

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Aug 06 2014

Lifting The Lid: Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience

Since joining the Good Thinking Society, I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking for many groups around the country. I’d like to do as many talks as possible to help introduce the ideas of skeptical activism to new audiences - so if you’d like me to talk for your Skeptics in the Pub, university group, humanist …

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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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