Today is the Swedish Skeptics Society’s 30th birthday! It was started in 1982 on inspiration from the American organisation CSICOP (est. 1976). I’ve been a member since 1996 and now I’m the society’s sixth chairman.
So, what does a skeptical society do? We’re a science-friendly resistance movement. We fight quack medicine, newspaper horoscopes, spiritualist mediums, climate change denialism, anti-vaccine propaganda, technophobic scare mongering etc. We make the New Age a Past Age. This we accomplish by publishing a quarterly journal, organising lecture series and pubmeets, handing out prizes and anti-prizes, maintaining a lively on-line forum and generally making our agenda visible in old and new media. Join our chapters in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg and the Trestad area! And come to our big Euro Congress in Stockholm 23-25 August next year!