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New Meetup: February Skeptics in the Pub!

From: Christian W.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 9:19 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Atlanta Skeptics!

What: February Skeptics in the Pub!

When: Saturday, February 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Hi all!

Our February meeting will feature Bob Blaskiewicz and Eve Seibert telling us about their trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Join us for a tour through the mind of Ken Ham as Bob and Eve present "How I Spent My Winter Vacation: Skeptics Visit the Creation Museum."

A note for all of you who are also part of the Atlanta Science Tavern -- the AST also has a meeting on the 13th at Manuel's. Their program starts at 6:00pm, so we are moving our scheduled time a little later to allow them to finish up. They will be in the main room, so if you are going, feel free to come next door to the North Avenue room. Your blood will already be boiling from the talk on climate change, so why not top it off with a frothy dollop of creationism?

Eve and Bob are fairly new to Atlanta. They received their Ph.D.s in English at Saint Louis University. Bob is a Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, where he teaches writing and literature. He wrote his dissertation on the fiction and memoirs of American WWII combat veterans, and he is currently teaching a writing class that focuses on conspiracy theories in literature and history. He is co-authoring an article (with Washington University physics student John Flavin) about using Carl Sagan's novel Contact to teach students about the scientific method and skepticism.

Eve's dissertation was on body and soul poems in Old and Middle English literature. She recently published an article on a possible source for the addition to the 12th-century poem, "The Grave." She has submitted an article on creationist interpretations of Beowulf to Skeptic magazine.

Bob and Eve are coauthoring a critical thinking and writing textbook that focuses on evaluating and writing about extraordinary claims.

See you then!


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