At a time when we really need our children to be gaining a good understanding of the nature of science, pseudoscience seems to be on the rise. Rather than ignore it, or lambast it in a general way, a better approach may well be to make use of the teaching opportunities that pseudoscience offers”.

Alison Campbell is a blogger for the NZ Science Blogs – at – and works at the University of Waikato in the science and engineering faculty.

With many thanks to the New Zealand Skeptics, this talk featured at the 2011 Conference on the 27th August, held in the Rochester-Rutherford Hall in Christchurch (on the Canterbury University campus) and Gold, the Chair-Entity of the New Zealand Skeptics. Thanks also to the CUSP podcast, who have featured an interview with me on their show.

Mentioned in the show – Gold’s fundraising Cape Reinga to Bluff Walk as featured at

The 2012 New Zealand Skeptics Convention will be held on Friday 31 August-Sunday 2 September at Otago University, Dunedin.

The Token Skeptic Blog – now on FreeThought Blogs at

This show is available on Zune, mp3 via Libsyn or iTunes. Visit – and I’d love to get your feedback at Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K Miller of and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of



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