This month we're a week early, with a special guest speaker from abroad!
Rebecca Watson is an internationally-renowned skeptic. She's the founder of the Skepchick blogging network, and one of the rogues on the top-rating Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast.
Rebecca will be speaking on the following topic:
How Girls Evolved to Shop, and Other Ways to Insult Women with "Science"
As skeptics, we often turn to scientific research to inform our worldview. Unfortunately, a lot of research hits the mainstream media regardless of whether or not the science is solid. Evolutionary psychology is a field seemingly tailor-made for newspaper headlines and popular science books, but how much of it is true? Did differences between the brains of men and women really evolve during the Paleolithic? Did cave-gentlemen really prefer blondes? And why do women have sex? Let's look at what some great (and not-so-great) scientific minds have to say.
Rebecca is here courtesy of the New Zealand Skeptics, Inc.
The meetup is free but we'll be encouraging a donation to help cover Rebecca's expenses. Rebecca will also be selling various swag!
Please note that the venue is The Cabana Bar which is part of the same complex as The Juice Bar (The Windsor Castle), but is outside at the rear.