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

  • August 12 · 7:00 PM

    Skeptics Open Mic Night

    24 Skeptics | 3.00 3.002

    This month we'll be having a "open mic" night - this is your opportunity to rant about your favourite subject or educate us all about your perspective on a topic! Come... Learn more
  • 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
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What's new

  • New Member
    Jeremy Richards Jeremy Richards joined
    2 days ago
    Jeremy Richards
    "I'm a 21 year old guy currently living and working in Auckland, looking to get out more and meet some new people."
  • New RSVP
  • New Member
    Teri Teri­ joined
    August 21
    "Hi, I'm a writer + online person, now in Auckland after many years overseas. I work mainly solo so am happily open to new people, thinking, things... I've run pub-based book/online marketing groups in Sydney + like how Meetup brings people together."
  • New Member
    Carol Carol­ joined
    August 21
    "Have a real thirst for knowledge and seeking the underlying 'truth'­ - if it exists at all?! Realise much of our cultural perception is founded on myth and company profits. Hoping to gain more evidence based insights from SGU."
  • New Member
    Nastasja Nastasja­ joined
    August 17
    "Hi there! I'll be in Auckland for a few months and I'm looking to meet new people and have meaningful conversations!"
  • New comment
    A former member A former member commented on Skeptics Open Mic Night
    August 13
    A former member

    "Sorry guys, I didn't­ appreciate last evening was such a formal event being open mike, I will be better prepared another time...."

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  • New comment
    Craig Shearer Craig Shearer commented on Skeptics Open Mic Night
    August 13
    Craig Shearer

    "Some lively feedback! I'm not sure whether vetting speakers would work very well - after all, it is OPEN MIC so people can talk about what they want. Though, I was pretty shocked by some of the talks! Some good questions though."

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  • New comment
    A former member A former member commented on Skeptics Open Mic Night
    August 13
    A former member

    "Hi, enjoyed my 9/11 rant delivered from the back of an envelope. My point is we should remain skeptical to the accepted view as published in the media on major contoversia­l events. This is important aspect of a democracy we need to foster...."

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  • New comment
    caroline Dillon

    "Interesting­, sad that people that call themselves skeptics seem to be totally not that. If you are going to present, great but you must be able to hold up your side of the arguement. Thank you to those that stood up, I could never have done that."

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  • New comment
    Drew Drew­ commented on Skeptics Open Mic Night
    August 13

    "Many presenters tonight were a bit of a shock to this group newcomer. My first time at one of these and I was quite puzzled by the presentatio­ns' acceptance by the group...."

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