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For the next Skeptics meeting on the 31st of July the awesome Jonny Scaramanga will be telling us all about his time in a fundamentalist Christian school. #WinSitP

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The next Round Table is on the 13th of August. See you at The Black Boy for some good food and great conversation. #WinSotRT

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The Creationists are coming! Again!

John MacKay is coming to Winchester Guildhall on Wednesday 2nd Oct at 7:15.

John MacKay

John MacKay is the International Director of Creation Research a Young Earth Creationist propaganda mill based in Australia.  Mackay has been around for 30 years and was previously associated with Ken Ham.  His background is in Geology and rejects all evidence [...]

Save The Royal Institution

The most appalling thing is happening : The Royal Institution building is going to be sold. It has reportedly been put onto the market to fund the debts created by former director Baroness Greenfield when she decided to spend £22M on a cafe and wine bar on the premises. These, along with event spaces, were [...]

Golden Duck Nominations

What are the Golden Duck nominations ? Well the Golden Duck awards is the annual competition run by those splendid people at the Good Thinking Society to award the Golden Duck (of shame) to the person (or organisation) that has supported or practised pseudoscience in the most ludicrous, dangerous, irrational or irresponsible manner. And now [...]

Put A Copy Of The Geek Manifesto On Every MP’s Desk.

And how do we manage this feat ? Well the first step is to sign up here : http://www.pledgebank.com/geekmanifesto4mp All the details on what’s happening and what to do and why are here : http://www.secondthoughtfortheday.co.uk/

I have already sent a copy off to Maria Miller the MP for Basingstoke so see if your MP is [...]

Do not forget: Skeptics of the Round Table in May

Dearly beloved Lords and Ladies of the skeptical persuasion,

it is with trepidation and barely concealed anticipation that I gently want to remind you:

We will soon have our second meeting of Skeptics of the Round Table!

(I know, exciting, isn’t it?) In order to celebrate this glorious occasion let us have a little [...]

#smellytweet of Doom!

Hello everyone,

As promised at the last Winchester Skeptics evening, I have set up a page where you can guess a date and time period when I crack and visit the nearest industrial cleaners.

http://www.justgiving.com/jimbobthomas-smellytweet

All you need to do is donate a £1 and the winner (closest to when I wash/give up/die) gets 20% [...]

…Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

That outrageously clever chap Simon Perry has created a tool that removes all the hassle of submitting complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority and to the Trading Standards complaints system Consumer Direct about the claims made by quacks on their websites.

The tool is a plugin for the Google Chrome web browser. If you don’t [...]

Pod Delusion Live in Southampton on 26th February

Crikey!

Considering that the last time the Pod Delusion were in town, the much loved venue of the Roebuck had to shut, I am not entirely certain it is safe to let you all know that they will be back in Hampshire next month.  This time the venue will be the Highfield Pub where they [...]

Ghost In The Machine

Hello everyone,

Hayley Stevens, with whom you may well already be acquainted from Righteous  Indignation , also happens to be a founder member of The British Anomalistic Research Society and she, along with able sidekick Trystan Swayle, have a favour to ask?

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who’re you gonna call?

BARsoc hopefully…

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Ban the Niqab?

Abso-bloody-lutely!

Why do I hear so many lily-livered skeptic men wittering on about ‘free choice’ as if the vast majority of women in the damned hot, blinding, uncomfortable things have actually made a free choice.

What’s it really like? Here’s a glimpse.

I’m sure most of us would ‘choose’ to wear ‘appropriate’ dress, as [...]