Skeptical Thoughts

08th March 2021

Here are the topics I chose to talk about on RadioLive for the week. Some of them may not have been mentioned on the radio due to a lack of time.


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  • Worried about 5G? There’s a pill for that!

    I’m guessing that Jami-Lee Ross, head of the failed conspiracy themed political party Advance NZ, has run out of money. Why else would he be planning to flog useless anti-5G pills to us?

    2 min read, 369 words. Continue Reading...

    Categories: Skepticism , Tags: Pseudoscience, 5G

  • An unexpected endorsement for the COVID vaccine

    I’ve recently read calls for high profile figures in New Zealand to endorse the new COVID vaccines, as a way to reassure the portion of the public who currently feel unsure about the vaccines’ safety. It’s been suggested that public figures such as Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield and others might want to allow the media to record them being **immunised **against COVID. Personally I think that, at least for those who are conspiracy minded, watching those who are supposedly a part of the conspiracy be injected is probably not going to be very convincing.

    2 min read, 310 words. Continue Reading...

    Categories: Skepticism , Tags: COVID, Vaccines

  • Skeptics 0, Ken Ring 1

    After last week’s nocturnal earthquake, Ken Ring has been on Facebook proving how right he is. He’s pointed out that he **predicted **the earthquake in his 2021 almanac:

    6 min read, 1014 words. Continue Reading...

    Categories: Skepticism , Tags: Pseudoscience