Vetenskap och Folkbildning (”Science and the People’s Education”) or The Swedish Skeptics Association
This site is dedicated to gather critical facts about the skeptical organization ”Vetenskap och Folkbildning”. They call their movement ”The Swedish Skeptics”, but a fair and straight translation is really: ”Science and the People’s Education”.
Vetenskap och Folkbildning (VoF) is a Swedish organization with both extreme right as well as left wing components. VoF is a pro industry and today part lobbyist venture set out to promote popular education about the methods of science and its results in order to improve revenues for the Big Industry such as Big Pharma.
UNDUSTRIAL OPINION MAKING
By angeled debate, the venture particularly sets its task to discredit ideas about matters that will decresase profits for the Big Industry in general.
A part of the work at Science and the People’s Education is trying to make clear what questions can and cannot, respectively, be resolved through scientific means (i.e. natural science). VoF dictate what, when and how. Scientific language is their gun and fine titles are their protective cloaks.
Vetenskap och Folkbildning’s newsletter is called Folkvett (folk vett). A straight translation would be: ”Peoples’ Sanity”.
Vetenskap och Folkbildning have since 1987 executed a defamation award called ”Årets förvillare” which translates into ”The Defamed One of the Year” (read more on defamation).
TAKING CARE OF THE WEEDS
The organisation investigate what arguments and retorics there are against phenomena such as healing, placebo, natural remedies, homeopathy, spiritual experiences, telepathy and flying saucers.