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Skeptics with a K: Episode #258

Loot boxes, Eurosceptics, New Zealand bees, and acyclovir. Plus left kidneys, Yellow Fever, the Social Attitudes Survey, and plastic scousers. Less funny than a Shakespearean comedy, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and Edited by Morgan Clarke.

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Skeptics with a K: Episode #257

Bylined authors, missed diagnoses, syndicated news wires, and Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome Plus erythema multiforme, Scottish Jails, and drinking rum with expats. Surviving the reformation, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and Edited by Morgan Clarke.

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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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Celebrate Ten Years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society at MSSX

While our friends at QED are taking a well-earned break, for those who are craving a skeptical conference experience this year, hope is at hand! The Merseyside Skeptics Society will be celebrating our tenth anniversary with MSSXa one-day event featuring some of our favourite speakers of the last ten years.

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Michael Marshall – Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

When:  Thursday, May 16th 2019, 7.30 – 11.00 PM

Where: The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street

Michael Marshall wearing a pale blue shirt. Marsh is tall, slim, white, cis, male and has brown hair.
In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society for his show Be Reasonable, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream, spawning thousands of hours of YouTube videos, gaining widespread international media coverage, and attracting countless followers. How did we get here?

In this talk, Marshall will talk through his experiences of the Flat Earth movement, take a look at the leaders and some of their reasoning, and report back from the weekend he spent at the UK’s first ever Flat Earth convention.

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast.

His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests, going undercover to expose psychics and quack medics, and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

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Skeptics in the Park

When:  Sunday, July 7th 2019, 2.00pm – 6.00 PM

Where: The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street

This year, the skeptics in the park event will take place the day after our one day 10 year anniversary event MSSX. Find out more about MSSX here: https://mssx.co.uk/

Skeptics, sun and awesome FREE food. Come and join us in Sefton Park for a veritably joyous afternoon of eating and drinking.

We’ll be in Sefton Park all afternoon from 2pm (north of the Palm House). Kids are most definitely welcome, as are any other friends or family you’d like to bring along.

There will be food available however, we’ll only be serving soft drinks.

Hope to see you there!

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