On wednesday 1.3.2017, the legendary mythbuster, skeptic, atheist, Chairman and CEO of the Rationalist International, Mr. Sanal Edamaruku, lectures to Skepsis Finland about “Lure of the Oriental Magic”. Mr. Edamaruku will speak to Finnish Skeptics about yoga, meditation, pranic healing, reiki, feng shui, astrology, etc.
The event is free of charge and open to everyone interested. On behalf of the Finnish Skeptics, welcome!
Skepsis ry from Finland is organizing a debate titled: What Role Should Nuclear Power Have in Mitigating Climate Change? Should The World Build More Nuclear Power or Not?
Speakers of the debate are Rauli Partanen, an independent science writer and energy-analyst for the Ecomodernist Society of Finland and professor Jouko Korppi-Tommola, the founder and director of the centre for renewable energy at the University of Jyväskylä.
The debate will be held at the House of Sciences in Helsinki, first wednesday of December (7.12.2016) at 18:00. Entry is free, and everyone is welcome.
Finnish Skeptics had their own table at “Hengen ja tiedon messut” (annual new age / paranormal event) in Helsinki where Uri Geller was one of the main attractions this year. The skeptics came well prepared and had Miika Pelkonen (European Champion of Card Magic) performing at their table as a counter example to all the extraordinary claims made everywhere else in the area. Metal was bending, minds were read, and cards changed their their colours, all this in front of 10-20 people gathered close around Miika, and without any claims of paranormal. More impressive than Uri Geller? Yep. Check out a video of Miika in action from Skepsisfinland’s YouTube Channel.
Detox, detox, detox. We hear it all the time, from all kinds of people in all walks of life. But what does it really mean when you strip out all the marketing claims and nonsense? A Finnish skeptic Pauli Ohukainen takes a closer look into what separates pseudoscience from real science in the (often crazy) world of detox trends.
The Finnish association of skeptics have released most of their back catalogue of Skeptikko magazine free of charge and for everyone to read or download. Full issues of the magazine are available from the year 1988 up to the year 2014. Get full PDF-versions of the magazine from the home page of Skepsis ry and have fun learning about the history and current state of our activities and skeptical topics in Finland.