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Why won't people take Fergie seriously?

Royston Cave: a secret Templar and Masonic shrine?
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The gathering brainstorm

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Quake: Did your pet act strangely?

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Skeptics in the Pub - 18th March 2008: Regulating Alternative Medicine

Regulating Alternative Medicine: Are the Quacks Ducking the Issues?

Top Ten Time Out London Cummunities

Hosted by:
The Skeptic Magazine

Speakers:
Prof David Colquhoun, University College London
Andy Lewis, The Quackometer

Starts:
March 18, 2008 at 07:00 pm

Location:
The Penderel's Oak, The Cellar Bar, 283 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP United Kingdom

Maps:

Description

2008 is going to see a big battle between various groups as to who gets to pretend to regulate alternative therapists. The Government, through Prince Charles’ Foundation for Integrated Health, is setting up The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, a voluntary federal register. The problem is, no one appears to want to join.
Various homoeopaths’ Membership Groups are setting up their own ‘Single Registers’. More fundamentally, no group looking at this issue appears to want to tackle the inconvenient problem that most alternative therapies do no work and their practitioners hold strange and sometimes dangerous beliefs.
Two sceptical bloggers will explore the issues.

David Colquhoun is a pharmacologist at University College London who writes the Improbable Science blog at DC Science.
Andy Lewis is the creator and writer of The Quackometer blog.
Registration required:
No

Additional information

A £2 donation is requested to cover the guest speaker’s travelling expenses and sundries.
Non-skeptics are welcome.
Turn up at any time during the evening.
The room is open from about 5.30pm.

For more information

Contact person:
Sid Rodrigues
Phone:
020 8943 7540
Email:
pub [ at ] skeptic.org.uk
Website:
Regulating Alternative Medicine: Are the Quacks Ducking the Issues?
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The Sources of the Book

THE SOURCES OF THE BOOK: An Anatomy of the Literary Beginnings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Starts:
Monday, May 5th
Ends:
Saturday, May 10th


Lecturers:

Professor R. Joseph Hoffmann, Senior Vice President of the Center for Inquiry and Head of The CFI Institute; Adjunct Professor of History at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Ibn Warraq, MA, distinguished author of Why I am Not a Muslim, and Whose Koran? Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York.

This six day course is an intensive exploration of the literary origins of the books that define the Jewish, Christian and Islamic world-views. It is sometimes thought that the sacred scriptures of the book religions emerged from the pages of history as a fully developed canon. In fact, the materials themselves were the product of disagreement, heresy, rivalry between sectarian perspectives, and attempts to glorify their founders and beliefs. Join R. Joseph Hoffmann and Ibn Warraq for an unusual tour of the “origins” of the books and learn what critical modern scholarship has to tell us about the dating, origin, and purposes of the Bible and the Qur’an.

Registration fee: £30.00 for all six classes; £7 for individual classes.
Advance booking and payment preferred, but payment at the door is acceptable. Registration is limited.

May 5-10th
7-9 PM at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1
tel. 020 7242 8037 fax 020 7242 8036
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk


http://www.centerforinquiry.net/london/events/the_sources_of_the_book/
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Are you a female, 50+ believer in telephone telepathy?

Are you a female, 50+ believer in telephone telepathy?

If so,
(a) we would love you to take part in the collaborative investigation (between ourselves and Rupert Sheldrake) into telephone telepathy
(see http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru/research.php for further details) and
(b) "Yours" magazine would be interested in interviewing you.

In either case, please contact Mark Williams (mark.williams[at]gold.ac.uk) for further details.

Best wishes,

Chris French