What Would Your SitP Group do with £500?

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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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Voting for the Golden Duck at Skeptics in the Pub

Crispian Jago of Winchester Skeptics in the Pub describes the voting process for the Golden Duck: Science, reason, and good thinking are concepts that resonate well with the good folk of Winchester. When Winchester Skeptics in the Pub started inviting science writers, broadcasters and academics to come down and talk about various topics from a …

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Adam Finn Comments on the Golden Duck Winner

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Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Bristol, had this to say upon hearing of Wakefield’s victory in the Golden Duck: In the past, a small minority of people thought that vaccines were unsafe, unnecessary and/or unnatural. However, a large majority accepted them as one of the many benefits of modern life, alongside …

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David Colquhoun and Suzi Gage Joint Winners of 2012 UK Science Blog Prize

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Good Thinking is delighted to announce the results of the 2012 UK Science Blog Prize. Winner: David Colquhoun – DC’s Improbable Science Winner: Suzi Gage – Sifting the Evidence Runner Up: Dorothy Bishop – BishopBlog Runner Up: Ed Yong – Not Exactly Rocket Science Runner Up: Oliver Childs, Henry Scowcroft and Kat Arney – Cancer Research UK Science Update …

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The 2012 UK Science Blog Prize Night

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Good Thinking, in association with Soho Skeptics, are delighted to present the inaugural UK Science Blog Prize awards evening. At the start of October, Good Thinking asked for nominations to find the best UK science bloggers. Over one hundred blogs were entered. This evening, we’ll be revealing the runners up and presenting the grand prize …

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Golden Duck Short-list Announced

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Without wishing to scoop Sid too much, the three short-listed candidates for the inaugural Golden Duck are, in no particular order: Charles, Prince of Wales Andrew Wakefield David Tredinnick MP Over the next month or so, a number of Skeptics in the Pub groups will be conducting discussions on the relative merits of each candidate …

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Science Blog Prize 2012 Entry Now Closed

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Submissions for the 2012 UK Science Blog Prize are now closed. Many, many thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. A last minute surge (including one at 23:59) pushed the number of entries to over one hundred. The judging process starts now and the first stage will be to narrow the entries down …

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Golden Duck Nominations Are Now Closed

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Thanks everyone who contributed nominations for this year’s Golden Duck. We’re going to go away and pull out the top entries and then these will be distributed to the local Skeptics in the Pub groups who’ve said they would like to take part. They will be voting on the top five over the course of October and …

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Apply for a Grant

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Have you been mulling over an idea in your head – maybe a bit of skeptical activism, or something that would be good for the public understanding of science? It’s a great idea, but it would need some money to get it going. Well, we may be able to help out. Good Thinking has a …

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The Golden Duck: Nominations are Open

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We are delighted to announce that we will be offering an annual prize for quackery each December. Such a prize has worked well in other countries to highlight general quackery. In future years we’ll be concentrating on specific areas of quackery, but for our first award we thought it would be good to honour someone who has …

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