Welcome to the Auckland Skeptics in the Pub meetup group. This group is part of a larger, socially orientated group of skeptics. Details at http://skepticsinthepub.net.nz/

"A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion." - Dr. Steven Novella of The New England Skeptics and The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast.

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Recent Meetups

  • July 14 · 7:00 PM

    July Skeptics in the Pub

    29 Skeptics

    There is a lot of misinformation about healthcare out there, and once you know what to look for you'll be seeing it everywhere. Homeopathy for cancer, magnets for... Learn more
  • June 10 · 7:00 PM

    June Skeptics in the Pub

    16 Skeptics | 4.00 4.001

    It's a mystery! OK, well we aren't organised yet, but it's getting close and we're definitely meeting up. We might have a speaker, we might have a quiz, we'll definitely... Learn more
  • May 12 · 7:00 PM

    May Skeptics in the Pub

    38 Skeptics | 4.50 4.507

    This month we're having a talk from Thomas Lumley: That wasn't the question! One of the primary causes of misleading statistics in the media and in science is accurate... Learn more
  • April 8 · 7:00 PM

    April Skeptics in the Pub

    15 Skeptics | 5.00 5.001

    Hi All This month we're going to run a workshop. As many of you will know, Auckland is hosting the NZ Skeptics Conference in December (5th - 7th). This is going to be an... Learn more
  • March 22 · 1:00 PM

    Challenge the quacks

    3 Skeptics | 5.00 5.001

    So... Dell and I are in town until Sunday and she's working at the Festival of Education. One of the stalls that she spotted (and has collected all the literature from)... Learn more
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