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Will Your Smart Meter Make You Less Smart?

By Peter Bowditch

The introduction of smart electricity meters has led to some silly public misconceptions.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Organic Food: What’s In It For Me?

By Peter Bowditch

A metastudy analyses the health benefits of eating organic foods.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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When Religion and Medicine Disagree

By Peter Bowditch

Should doctors be able to overrule parents who refuse life-saving treatments for their children due to religious beliefs?

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Homeopathy Watered Down?

By Peter Bowditch

Homeopaths are worried by changes to British and Dutch legislation, with Australia also under review.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Citation Cold Case

By Peter Bowditch

Advocates of quackery realise that their misquotes of credible sources will not be checked, so that information that is wrong or taken out of context becomes copied until it is considered fact.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Close Enough Is Better Than Nothing

By Peter Bowditch

Peer review may not be perfect but it’s better than the alternative of being able to say, claim and publish anything at all.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Seven Signs of a Quack

By Peter Bowditch

How does an expensive cancer clinic measure up against seven signs of pseudoscience?

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Checking the Facts

By Peter Bowditch

How much can you rely on what you read without checking the facts yourself?

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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Magic Wands for Pain Relief

By Peter Bowditch

Sometimes an easy solution to pain is one of those things that looks too good to be true. And is.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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A Close Run Thing at the Chemist

By Peter Bowditch

The engagement of pharmacy and pseudoscience was broken before they could get to the altar, but it would have been a one-sided marriage anyway.

Peter Bowditch is a former President of Australian Skeptics Inc. (www.skeptics.com.au).

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