About

The Young Australian Skeptics is a not-​​for-​​profit organisation and group blog run by a diverse team of young science communicators, professionals and students, focused on the crossroads of science with critical thinking, religion, education, politics, medicine, law, wider society and more — in essence, scientific skepticism and its cultural impact.

We aim to challenge conventional thinking about the place for young people in serious and substantive online conversation and provide a place where young voices can be heard and their perspectives discussed. All in an Australian context too, of course.

The Young Australian Skeptics was founded by Elliot Birch in 2008 as an experimental community-​​style blog, and was relaunched as its current incarnation in 2012 by Jack Scanlan. It was incorporated in 2014.

It has spawned two podcasts – The Pseudoscientists and Unfiltered Thoughts – and The Skeptical Blog Anthology, a print collection of reader-​​nominated online articles and essays edited by Kylie Sturgess, featuring many prominent skeptical figures, such as astronomer and former JREF President Phil Plait, The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe’s Evan Bernstein and Skeptic Magazine’s Daniel Loxton.

To get in touch with us, please visit our Contact page.