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Naked Skeptic

The Naked Skeptic column

A Conspiracy of Conspiracies

By Peter Bowditch

Republic of Lies is a primer on the state of conspiracy thinking.

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I’m a Celebrity: What Do You Want to Hear?

By Peter Bowditch

Most celebrity endorsements are benign, but dangerous consequences can follow when celebrities promote their own ill-informed ideologies.

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Keep the Eyes on the Prize

By Peter Bowditch

The achievements of a number of Nobel Laureates have been misappropriated by purveyors of pseudoscience.

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But Is It Science?

By Peter Bowditch

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, but that’s not always possible with science.

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Don’t Wave Goodbye Just Yet

By Peter Bowditch

Predictions of a tsunami hitting Sydney should not have made the news.

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A Brief History of Some Science

By Peter Bowditch

Science has brought public health a long way since the voyages that led to Australia’s discovery and settlement were ravaged by disease. Why, then, do some people want to turn back?

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Peter Bowditch

Legislators continue to either refute or ignore science when it clashes with their ideology.

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The Sweet, Simple Things of Life

By Peter Bowditch

From artificial sweeteners to fruit, sugars give wellness warriors a sugar high.

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Foxes and Henhouses

By Peter Bowditch

Parliament is considering legislation that will give the complementary medicine industry more freedom to make deceptive claims.

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Go! Learn Things!

By Peter Bowditch

Knowing about science is more important than doing science because it helps you separate sense from nonsense.

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