Friday, May 14, 2004

BARRY WILLIAMS A Honorary Rationalist

A few weeks ago I was reading the Melbourne AGE (23 Apr) and there in the business pages was our friend, past president (?) or editor of the Australian Skeptics and long faced SANTA look alike Mr Barry Williams. Well I think it is Barry? Take a look.

Is this Barry?
REF: Picture:Louise Kennerley- "Equity firm plays it by the book" - The Age, Australia - Apr 23, 2004 - By Leonie Wood.

Did you know our Barry is a Honorary Associates of Rationalist International... What! Our Barry a rationalist.

This splash was listed for our Honorary Associates of Rationalist Internationa:

""Barry Williams is the editor of the Skeptic, leader of the Australian Skeptics, and the major force behind the successful World Skeptic Congress III held at Sydney in 2000. Barry joined the Australian Skeptics in 1980, and has been fully involved in its activities ever since. In 1990 he became Editor of its journal, the Skeptic, overseeing its transition from an in-house newsletter with a small circulation into a substantial journal with a wide readership. At the beginning of 1998, he combined this role with that of the full-time Executive Officer and continues in both positions today. With a background in engineering and commerce, Barry has maintained a practical approach to paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, reasoning that as most of these claims are aimed at people who do not necessarily have a deep understanding of scientific principles, then they should be challenged at a similar level also."" - (C)http://www.rationalistinternational.net/associates/b_williams.htm

At least we know our barry likes picture books, well books with pictures of ships.