Speakers

Annie McCubbin

Annie McCubbin is an actor, writer, director and corporate communication consultant and coach. In 2001, combining disciplines of communication, theatre practices, and critical thinking, she diversified into the corporate

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Dr Richard Wiseman

Looking back, moving forward Join Richard Wiseman in an autobiographical journey into the heady world of skepticism. Focusing on innovative techniques for encouraging skeptical thinking, he will look at past

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Dr Alexander Panchin

Parasitic ideas and their adaptations What makes certain pseudoscientific ideas so popular? Dr Panchin uses a metaphor of comparing ideas and biological viruses to explain how the human mind is

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Dr Paul Willis

The Real Doomsday Why predictions from science about impending catastrophes are not the same as other doomsday pronouncements. Dr Paul Willis is Adjunct Associate Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders

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Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland. When the pandemic arrived, she joined forces with Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris to make

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Dr Helen Petousis-Harris

Helen is a scientist with an interest in vaccines. She has been investigating a range of vaccine-related topics for twenty-three years and settled on vaccine effectiveness and vaccine safety. As

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Dr Marc Wilson

Why don’t people believe the science? An overwhelming majority of scientists argue that anthropogenic climate change is real, that human beings evolved from simpler organisms, that GM foods are safe,

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Dr Ken Harvey

Dr Harvey will look back at the Friends of Science on Medicine: ten years of pushing science and scepticism Dr Ken Harvey AM is President of Friends of Science on

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Lina Yassin

Making science relatable Communicating climate change is not just about delivering the science to people but it is also about making it relatable to them. The narratives used for climate

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