Welcome to the Association for Skeptical Enquiry (ASKE)

ASKE is a UK based organisation that looks at, and sometimes investigates, paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. In essence we promote a scientific approach to such claims and expose them to the searchlight of reason.

So far we haven't found any scientific basis for telepathy, psychokinesis, UFOs, astrology, dowsing, speaking with the dead or in fact any of the numerous varieties of extraordinary claims made by so many in the UK today.

That's not to say such things definitely do not exist but some of us are so convinced that we are prepared to offer a cash prize to anyone who can prove a psychic claim under proper observing conditions. Please feel free to look around our site and if you would like to help then please join us or make a donation.
The ASKE Chairman's blog

The Sixth World Skeptics Congress
Posted 9 August 2012

The 6th World Skeptics Congress was held in Berlin from 18th to 20th May, 2012 (preceded by two days of pre-congress activities and meetings). The conference was jointly sponsored by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), the Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften (GWUP, Germany), and the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) of which ASKE is a constituent member.
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You can also read the Conference Resolution by clicking here.
The Sisyphus prize


Do you have any paranormal abilities such as clairvoyance, telepathy, psychokinesis or dowsing?  If so, then why not enter for the Sysyphus Prize and win 1,000,000 euros?  The Belgian Sceptical Society SKEPP (website http://skepp.be/) is offering this prize to anyone who can demonstrate to them, under strict scientific conditions, that they have some form of paranormal ability.  To enter for this prize, first of all you must undertake a preliminary test (the ‘pre-test’) in the UK.  If you pass this test you will be awarded £400 and then you enter for the Sysyphus Prize in Belgium.  The pre-test will be overseen by ASKE, the Association for Skeptical Enquiry. 
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Pre-test details

The Skeptical Adversaria is ASKE's quarterly newsletter that is now edited by Mike Heap. The Newsletter is deliberately informal in tone and gives all our members a chance to air their views. It helps to keep members updated about what's happening in the UK.

The Skeptical Intelligencer is our annual publication. Originally conceived by its first editor Wayne Spencer, it aims to publish high quality articles. The current editor is our very own chairman Mike Heap.
Help fight pseudoscience and promote skepticism

We need your help! ASKE is still a comparatively small organisation and is always on the lookout for new members. As well as those who are just happy to receive our publications and give their moral support we also need members who are willing to play an active role in promoting our aims and principles. This could include appearing in the media (including TV and radio) or writing an article for the Adversaria or or even helping to test psychic claimants.
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