Archive for July, 2019

Skeptics with a K: Episode #255

European homeopathy, browsing YouTube, flat earth posters, and oversized boxes. Plus auto-flushing toilets, robot shelves, and wearing a suit to the park. Rehearsing at 4am, it’s Skeptics with a K.

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Rebecca Fox – How to Change Minds

When:  Thursday, August 15th 2019, 7.30pm – 11.00pm

Where: The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street

Rebecca Fox is a skeptical advocate, podcaster and comic book maker who has probably tried every possible way to convince people to be reasonable.

In this talk she will draw on the philosophy and science of communication and her own experience to give you practical tips on how to talk to believers in pseudoscience, religion and the paranormal.

Rebecca is an ex-believer herself so her focus is on how to effectively challenge someone’s beliefs without resorting to snark. She has found that understanding the psychology of belief and understanding yourself is essential to having thoughtful conversations that actually encourage change.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #254

CEASE therapy, nutritional imbalances, Royal succession and salty livers. Plus musical theatre, leptospirosis, and the Women’s World Cup.  Delivering drinks in a paper bag, it’s Skeptics with a K.

You can help stop CEASE therapists who claim vaccines are dangerous and that homeopathy can “cure” autism by contributing to Good Thinking’s legal fees here: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/gts-cease-psa/

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Merseyside Skeptics Society does Liverpool Pride 2019

When:  Saturday, July 27th 2019, 11.00am – 2.00 PM

Where: St George’s Hall, Block 10

For our seventh consecutive year the Merseyside Skeptics Society will be marching in support of pride in the Liverpool Pride March.

Come and join us at St George’s Hall. The march sets off from St George’s Plateau at noon, so please arrive in plenty of time before this. Look out for the Merseyside Skeptics banner!

Fancy dress, funny/supportive banners and things that make a lot of noise are most welcome!

Let us know if you’re coming.

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