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January 28, 2020

GC Skeptics wrapped up 2019 with our first international speaker, Susan Gerbic discussing her work on guerrilla skepticism and debunking psychics.

Following a demonstration of mentalism tricks and techniques from her colleague Mark Edwards, Susan detailed her experienc...

January 4, 2020

During November’s GC Skeptics in the Pub, our own Dr Paulie Stehlik talked about the foundations of critical thinking, her academic contributions to the skeptical movement, and the “skeptics’ toolkit”, including logical fallacies, the formation of valid arguments, and...

November 25, 2019

During October’s GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Johanna Nalau talked about her research on climate adaptation and her work with the Climate Change Response Program and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implementing climate adaptation strategies around the worl...

October 14, 2019

During September's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Professor Tanya Smith talked about her archaeological research into using fossilised teeth to understand aspects of ancient development, evolution, and behaviour. From the first Neanderthal remains found in Germany's Neander V...

September 7, 2019

During August's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona talked about death and dying, and that dying, at some point, is actually OK (believe it or not).

This seems at odds with modern medicine and science, where it seems that all discoveries are gea...

August 13, 2019

Last month on July 20th 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. NASA collaborated with organisations such as the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to host a range of celebratory events, including a World Re...

August 13, 2019

During July's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Mina Bakhit spoke about his PhD and post-doctoral work in antibiotic resistance.

While the discovery of antibiotics has been one of the great successes in modern medicine, we are now know that too many antibiotics is really "too...

July 7, 2019

During May's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Prof Jonti Horner took us on a whirlwind tour of our rocky neighbours in space and discussed the likelihood of them hitting Earth. We learn about the Earths history of impacts, from those that helped wipe out the dinosaurs to more r...

May 12, 2019

During our April Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub, we heard from Senior Research Fellow Dr Sarah Boulter talks about adaptation and sustainability in a world increasingly affected by climate change. In her talk Dr Boulter provides a comprehensive summary of the recent 5t...

April 14, 2019

During our March GC Skeptics in the Pub, environmental scientist Jonas Larsen presented on his recent publication in the Skeptic Magazine.

He discusses some of the most prominent myths in the environmental movement and how they are working against their own cause, from...

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