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Sian Williams – The age of antibiotic resistance

Cornerstones of modern medicine are at risk due to drug-resistant infections, with routine surgery, common illnesses and minor injuries becoming potentially life-threatening. People are already dying from drug-resistant infections, and as more drugs stop working, more lives will be put in danger. Everyone is at risk. Sian Williams will discuss the causes behind this major… Read More »Sian Williams – The age of antibiotic resistance

Jonathan Jarry – The Blinding Light of Sophisticated Pseudoscience

Alternative medicine proponents have become really good at building a body of research that looks more and more like good science to the casual observer. In the face of positive randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, the skeptic’s approach has to become more sophisticated to crack this façade of believability. We will go through… Read More »Jonathan Jarry – The Blinding Light of Sophisticated Pseudoscience

Nick Brown – Spotting science that just doesn’t add up

The skeptical movement rightly suggests that people should place more faith in peer-reviewed scientific articles than in YouTube videos or written claims made by random people on the Internet. However, science is not always particularly reliable either. In this talk, I will give some examples of how peer-reviewed scientific work that may attract a lot of public… Read More »Nick Brown – Spotting science that just doesn’t add up