Archive for September, 2010
We’d originally planned to have the excellent Tracy King from Skepchick come to talk to us about Storm: The Animated Movie. However, due to demands of her role with TAM London (tickets still on sale – buy them now!) Tracy has had to cancel at the last minute, which is a huge – yet understandable – shame.
Instead, this event will revert back to a social at Dr Duncan’s, where there’ll be drinks, laughter and the chance to chat to your fellow skeptics, and stuff. Which is pretty damn cool, in any case.
Hope to see you there!
The Skeptics with a K discuss the 14th European Skeptical Congress, the Pope’s Holyrood speech and evolution denial in Northern Ireland. Plus the tale of the Dealer of Death, 30,000 witches, a dead dog and a rodent.
We at QED promised a great mix of excellent guests, and we’re determined to deliver. Not only have we already announced a top comedian, a fascinating investigator of the eccentric, a legendary fighter of creationism, an exposer of the media’s dirty secrets, a juggling mathematician and more, but we’re now delighted to be able to announce one of the biggest names in skepticism.
As host of the world’s leading skeptical podcast, now into it’s 5th year and totalling over 10 million downloads to date, it’s fair to say the latest addition to the QED line-up can be described as a leading voice in global skepticism. Prolific in writing about the need for science based medicine – a term he coined, in fact – and expert in a huge range of skeptical topics, he is of course… Find out now!
Public Health Prostitution: Has HIV made whores of us all?
by Elizabeth Pisani
When: Wed, Oct 27, 2010 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Vines (aka the Big House), 81 Lime Street, Liverpool
Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani will argue that a bloated AIDS industry dances to the tune of money and ideology rather than science and common sense. The result: over 60 million HIV infections to date, and still rising.
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