Archive for July, 2015

Skeptics with a K: Episode #153

Featuring glasses, fortune tellers, dogs, more dogs, and lasers. Plus canal boats, gambling, giant plugs, and the Jimmy Hill Jesus.

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InKredulous: Episode #035

Episode 35 of our satirical comedy podcast.

Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of QED conference.

Appearing this time are:

  • Eli Bosnick of The Scathing Atheist podcast and leader of the Magnets, a secretive and sinister magic group based in New York (@elibosnick)
  • Michael Marshall from Skeptics with a K, Be Reasonable and The Good Thinking Society (@MrMMarsh)
  • Dr*T former blogger at the Thinking is Dangerous blog and fine guest on many podcasts (@Dr_star_T)

As ever, thanks for listening and for all the lovely comments.

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Be Reasonable: Episode #031 – Greg Caton

Joining Marsh this month on be reasonable is Greg Caton. Greg is an alternative health advocate and supplement promoter, who was imprisoned in 2004 for violating FDA regulations, and in 2009 was listed by Interpol as an international fugitive.

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Skeptics in the Pub: QUIZ

3556012779_ecfda0e592_oWhen:  Thursday, July 30th, 2015, 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Vines, 81 Lime St, Liverpool

We’re hosting a Pub Quiz!

On this rare 5th “Phantom” Thursday in July we’re organising a general knowledge, science and rational thought themed pub quiz. Come and be tested and enjoy a drink with us in The Vines! It’ll be fun..

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Big Screen Science – David Kirby

10986568_835174326568684_203113836282780538_nWhen:  Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Vines, 81 Lime St, Liverpool

Many skeptics look suspiciously at science in the movies and may ask themselves: Why don’t these filmmakers ever talk to real scientists? You may be surprised to learn that filmmakers do, in fact, speak with scientists on a regular basis. Hollywood filmmakers routinely ask science consultants to examine scripts, participate in pre-production meetings, and serve as advisors on the set. There are even a number of recent initiatives by high profile scientific organizations, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, designed to facilitate scientists’ involvement in entertainment productions. In this talk Dr. Kirby will elaborate on the role science consultants play in negotiating information transfer between the scientific community and the entertainment community as well as showing how filmmakers must negotiate scientific accuracy within the constraints of film production.

Dr. David A. Kirby is Senior Lecturer in Science Communication Studies Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at University of Manchester.

Our speaker events have wheelchair access, via a portable ramp which can be installed on-demand. If possible, please let us know you’re coming through contact@merseysideskeptics.org.uk or on 07534 418 218 so we can make sure the ramp is ready.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #152

Flat Earthers, soy beans, arsenic soup, and kettles. Plus Anne of Cleves, vaccines, ten pin bowling, and Mike’s t-shirt.

Last chance to donate to the Merseyside Skeptics charity walk.

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