Nov 21 2014

Tesco embraces NutriCentre and peddles quackery

The controversial magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You is now back in Tesco despite warnings from doctors that it is dangerously misleading. This, however, is not the only link between Tesco and quackery: the supermarket giant now seems happy to be associated with the harmful products and bad advice offered by NutriCentre. Located on the …

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Nov 18 2014

‘Cancer – There is Hope’ seminars reported to Trading Standards

Trading Standards officers have contacted venues in Manchester and Milton Keynes warning them against possible breaches of the Cancer Act (1939). Dr Francisco Contreras of the Oasis of Hope clinic in Mexico is to discuss his “innovative integrative programme” in London, Milton Keynes and Manchester. After hearing of the planned seminars, I wrote to Trading …

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Oct 31 2014

Psychic Awareness Month draws to a successful close

Halloween marks the end of Psychic Awareness Month for the Good Thinking Society, arranged as a show of support for Mark Tilbrook. Since our project began at the start of October, we have helped organise the quiet, polite leafleting of 27 shows throughout the month – including 12 shows from Sally Morgan, 10 shows from Colin Fry, …

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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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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 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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