Next Meeting

For May 25th we have Becky Alexis-Martin on the American Survivalist Movement and the amazing woo therein. #WinSitP

Next Social Event

See you on the 10th of May at The Bishop on the Bridge in Winchester 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 […]

Climate Change Sceptic ?

I had an email yesterday from a chap called Anthony Bright-Paul. Here it is :

Message: I have already written an article or essay called ‘Trapping Heat’ in which I refer to Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski, before having seen the final episode of their series on Orbit. I recorded the first two episodes […]

PowerBalance bracelets shown up on The One Show

UPDATE: Feb 2011 PowerBalance bracelets are a scam and you can find my earlier posts about them here and here.

PowerBalance bracelets made it on to BBC’s The One Show this week with Professor Edzard Ernst cutting them no slack at all. Professor Ernst is a critic of Complementary Medicine and co-authored for Trick or […]

Update on PowerBalance bracelets

UPDATE: Jan 2011 Original post here

Following my recent complaint about PowerBalance bracelets, I received the following email back from the Advertising Standards Authority:

“As you know, we’ve been looking into your complaint against Power Balance.

After looking into this matter further it appears that we recently investigated another ad from this company and received […]

Turning of the Tide ?

As skeptics we can often feel like the ancient King Cnut in the apocryphal story of his attempt to command the tide of water washing over his shoes. Apparently he knew his authority was worthless in the face of natural forces as we sometimes feel like we are being washed over by a tide of […]

ASA complaint — Power Balance® Bracelets

Wilds Sports, my favourite sports shop in Winchester, have a display of Power Balance bracelets by the till. These are slim plastic bracelets, like a wrist band but with a jazzy looking hologram-type image on them and they’re priced at £29.99. The advertising leaflet on the display proudly claims “Power Balance holograms are embedded with […]