Good Thinking Society has several completed and ongoing projects, as shown below:

2015 European Skeptics Congress Podcast

  The official podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Congress, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. Hosted by Michael Marshall, each episode of the show features an interview with one of the speakers from the conference, taking a look at what led them to skepticism and what issues they really care about. Tickets for …

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Good Thinking About…

We encounter so many ideas and claims on a daily basis, and it can be hard to know what to trust. How do you know what is based on sound evidence, and what has been shown to be incorrect? To help sort fact from fiction, here are some simple summaries of a number of the …

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NHS Homeopathy Legal Challenge

In February 2015, The Good Thinking Society, working with Bindmans LLP, wrote to Liverpool CCG in order to highlight and challenge the CCG’s decision to approve spending on homeopathic treatments – a decision we believe to be unlawful, and contrary to the best interest of local patients. Since then, we have been challenging spending on …

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Psychic Awareness Month

In March 2014, Good Thinking was contacted by Mark Tilbrook – a skeptical activist who had been planning to hand out leaflets to people on their way to attend a range of psychic shows. Mark had designed and printed a clear and easy-to-understand leaflet, outlining some important points that people might want to consider when attending …

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 2014

Each year homeopaths around the world declare a week to be ‘Homeopathy Awareness Week’ – their opportunity to tell the world about the extraordinary things they believe homeopathy can do. In previous years these weeks proved to be relatively successful, with celebrity endorsements and positive press coverage touting the benefits of homeopathy. Of course, missing …

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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.  You can find out …

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Golden Duck

The Golden Duck

  23rd December 2012: Andrew Wakefield wins the Golden Duck Lifetime Achievement Award. More details here… Good Thinking will be awarding The Golden Duck each year to the person (or organisation) that has supported or practised pseudoscience in the most ludicrous, dangerous, irrational or irresponsible manner. The decision is based on nominations by the public, …

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Good Thinking Hack Day: Alternative Medicine

Sign up here for the Alternative Medicine Hack Day

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Small Grant Awards

Applications are now closed for this tranche of grant awards. The awards have been made – see here for further details… Good Thinking is keen to encourage grass roots skepticism by offering small grants for projects in the UK and overseas. This year we are offering £5,000, which will be roughly divided into five grants of …

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UK Science Blog Prize 2012 Results

Good Thinking is delighted to announce the results of the 2012 UK Science Blog Prize. The competition has subsequently been adopted by the Association of British Science Writers. We are delighted that our pilot project has found a permanent home, and that the prize will now be even more prestigious. Winner: David Colquhoun – DC’s Improbable Science Winner: Suzi …

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