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September 16, 2018

During the August's Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Amanda McCullough talks about the evidence behind the benefits (or lack there of) and harms of jumping straight to antibiotics for a quick cold or flu remedy. Of course there are circumstances where antibiotics sho...

August 14, 2018

Usually when we go to the doctor with a problem, we expect to get treatment - whether it be tests, a treatment, procedure, something - right? These expectations are only heightened when we go to the emergency room and we think, well we're here so we definitely need som...

July 15, 2018

A question skeptics always seem to ask is how best to get people around them to think more critically. It's one thing to preach to the converted, but how does one get the conversation going with those who have never heard of "skepticism" or critical thinking?

Dr Russell...

June 13, 2018

During the May GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Michael Westaway gives a fascinating talk on human evolution in Australia and south east Asia and some of the latest discoveries that are changing the shape of our past, such as fossil evidence showing the emergence of modern h...

May 21, 2018

During April's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Michael Foley take us on a journey through the not-so-wonderful world of woo that has infiltrated dentistry. From rectal ozone gas, to tooth meridians, homeopathy and the healing power of light, Michael discusses the evidence (or...

April 25, 2018

During our March Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub, the Diet Skeptic Mandy-Lee Noble explores the evidence behind the obesity paradox and why using crude measures such as weight and BMI are not necessarily the best predictors of health. She discusses why focusing on weigh...

March 3, 2018

On the 11th Feb we celebrated Darwin Day with the Brisbane Skeptical Society at the Moorooka Community Center.

The mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curio...

February 27, 2018

Last week I spoke with well known anti-quackery crusader Associate Professor Ken Harvey about the recently passed amendments to the TGA Bill on the Skeptic Zone podcast.

Short summary:

The senate has passed TGA all of the proposed amendments regarding abolishment of adve...

January 31, 2018

Late last year, a few of us from GC Skeptics went to the December Victorian Skeptics in the Cafe event and saw the anti-quack crusader, Ken Harvey, and his students present on his ongoing project "Whack-a-Mole".

This educational initiative requires students to investiga...

December 8, 2017

Date: 27th Nov 2017
Speaker:Dr Justin Coleman (Brisbane GP, producer of GP Sceptics podcast, editor of Diabetes Management Journal, medical writer, senior lecturer Griffith University)

Slides: N/A

We as consumers need to be skeptical of the reported evidence for medicine...

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