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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 [...]

…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 [...]

Skeptics in the ???

Skeptics in the what ? Well, Skeptics in the anywhere they damn well please really. Had quite a bit of feedback about other skeptics meetings that would be more accessible to people who can’t get to the pub because of the family, work, conflicting commitments etc… or who, for one reason or another, don’t like [...]

Complaints…

Just been listening to the new Strange Quarks podcast hosted by Martin Robbins and Michael Marshall and during their interview with Simon Perry, Marsh asked the question “Would it be a good idea for a Skeptics in the Pub group to have a ‘head of complaints’ person ?”

What I think he meant by that [...]

Protest The Pope

I’ll be heading off into Londinium for the Protest the Pope march on Saturday to give a big warm welcome to Pope Benny and let him and the government know how we feel about his “state” visit.

Anyone who wishes to join me is more than welcome.

Keep in touch via Twitter @hantsskepsoc and email [...]

Question. Explore. Discover.

Nice to see my cryptic post raised some eyebrows in puzzlement.

And it was all about a fantastic new conference put together by the MSS and GMSS. It sounds like great fun so I’m straight off to reserve my ticket, I suggest you do the same :

Announcing QED: Question. Explore. Discover.

As part of the [...]

Q E D

Quod erat demonstrandum : That which was to have been demonstrated.

I wonder what that could be ?

Any ideas ?

Winchester’s MP Steve Brine supports Homeopathy Motions!

I can’t remember what exactly but something on Twitter alerted me to a Merseyside Skeptics blogpost about Early Day Motions in support of Homeopathy. I clicked a few links and found to my horror that my new MP was a signatory to all four of them. Mark Oaten may have had his issues but he [...]

‘One Law For All’ Campaign Against Shariah Law

The South Hampshire Humanists are meeting at 7pm on Sunday 30th May 2010 at Sembel House, Southampton, SO15 2FH.

There will be a talk about the ‘One Law for All’ campaign against the adoption of Sharia Law in the UK which will be presented by the noted rights activist Maryam Namazie.

We encourage all to attend and also take time [...]

SitP Follow Up...

On Thursday night we had an excellent Q&A session after Richard Wilson’s superb talk at the Roebuck Inn. Some of the questions involved answers that require some follow up and several people have emailed links to websites that were part of the discussions so I’m linking to them below. They will also be part of [...]