From the Master Geek and National Living Treasure
"Dr Karl is Australia's incumbent President of Science" The Age
"There's no topic on which Dr Karl does not have an interestingly expressed opinion" The Weekly Review
"It is a great nuisance that knowledge can only be acquired by hard work." W. Somerset Maugham
Are cooked mussels safe ONLY if they are open?
Why does alcohol make the opposite sex more attractive?
Why does washing your hands ease your conscience, make it easier to live with hard decisions, and make you more tolerant?
Why does lightning strike the same place twice (and more)?
Do babies get more illnesses when they are 'teething'?
What is the science behind people spontaneously bursting into flames?
And what's more hygienic - an air blower or a paper towel?
Fans of Adam Spencer will love Curious and Curiouser.
This event is part of Skepticon Australia 2017, a two-day convention that allows the public to question outlandish claims, like the earth is flat or chemtrails are a real thing, with reason and rationality to get closer to the truth. Day One, Session One starts off with a Welcome Address by the Australian Skeptics' President Eran Segev and an Introduction by the host, Lawrence Leung. Following this, Dr Karl will be expounding on some of the great moments in skepticism, including the potential for alien life, the negative effects of big pharma, the phenomenon of gravitational waves, and all the most fascinating political conspiracies with his session Great Moments in Skepticism. Following Dr Karl, former 'doctor' of naturopathy turned industry whistleblower, Britt Hermes, will be investigating the questionable ethics and pseudoscience that drove her out of the profession.9:00 AM