Who, what, why, etc?
Skeptics SA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting rational investigation of the natural world. We do this for various reasons. Many of the members seek a handy reference for dealing with much of the misinformation in the world. Many feel they should try to understand the world around them rather than just rely on faith from a third party. Some, we’re sure, enjoy the lively discussion at our meetings.
New Meetup group
There is now a group of skeptics meeting through Meetup: you're invited to join them via Thinking and Drinking: Skeptics in the Pub.
The City of Skeptics blog is at skepticssa.wordpress.com. Drop in, to read and comment.
Over the years Skeptics SA has collected and written a number of brochures covering the skeptical position on a whole range of ideas. These have been on offer for free at our meetings and are presented here in two forms: as HTML pages for reading in a browser window, or as PDFs for download. (PDFs require the free Adobe reader.)
Over the years we have had many speakers on a range of topics. Details of speakers and their subjects are on the Previous speakers page.
Selected links to like-minded sites across the world...
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- Australian Skeptics
Home page of Australia’s national organisation
- Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
The pioneer US organisation, publisher of The Skeptical Inquirer, and formerly known as CSICOP
- The Skeptics Society
US group, publisher of Skeptic magazine
- Bad Astronomy
Phil Plait’s site: debunking the Apollo hoax, astrology, Richard Hoagland...
- Bad Science
Alistair Fraser’s attempt to sensitize teachers and students to examples of the bad science often taught in schools, universities, and offered in popular articles and even textbooks
- James Randi Educational Foundation
Randi’s weekly commentary and lots more
- The Skeptic’s Dictionary
A collection of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions (and how to think critically about them)
Stephen Barrett’s guide to quackery, health fraud, and intelligent decisions
- The Secular Web: Internet Infidels
- The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Items by Richard Dawkins and others
- Freethought Blogs
Incorporating Token Skeptic (Kylie Sturgess), Butterflies and Wheels (Ophelia Benson), Pharyngula (PZ Myers) and others
- Grassroots Skeptics
Linking individuals and groups
- Aboriginal Astronomy
Paul Curnowdescribes the astronomical knowledge of Aus Aboriginal people