Are you a scientific skeptic? See our main page at www.BackyardSkeptics.com to find out if you are.
We are a group of scientific skeptics (as opposed to 'conspiracy skeptics') with a heavy atheist 'bent'. If you don't believe in any supernatural deity, intercessory prayer or any paranormal ability this group is for you. We meet once a month in Villa Park (next to Orange) in Orange County, CA on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday (alternating). We also have many other events - usually at least once a week such as field trips, movie night and Irish pub nights.
Our meetings are in our backyard (hence the name) and usually has a guest speaker or a topic which is posted on the meetup announcement. We have many field trips and casual get-togethers just to socialize with other non-theists as well, and of course our great pot-luck summer and winter solstice parties.
We have a voluntary semi-annual donation of $20 on Jan 1 and July 1 which includes your first meeting and a dinner. As an alternative we have a $/month subscription you can sign up for at BackyardSkeptics.com.
We serve dinner at our monthly meetings which are on the forth Wednesday or Thursday. Our members arrive around 6:45pm and the meeting starts a little after 7pm. Our meetings are where you can freely talk about your skepticism and non-belief without religious dogma.
Our goal: To support the atheist/agnostic/skeptic/humanist community with local meetings, potluck parties, and other social events. To spread the word that skeptics and non-believers are good and moral people and to promote secular values and the separation of church and state. We cherish humanistic values over any supernatural superstitions and encourage others to look at their worldview with critical thinking skills.
Bruce Gleason, founder
Welcome to Backyard Skeptics
Yesterday · 6:00 PM
MEN'S MONTHLY MEETUP
This Meetup is for the men of the "Backyard Skeptics"/"Thank God I'm An Atheist" community. The events are for open discussion, with an aim towards subjects beyond... Learn more
2 days ago · 6:00 PM
Women’s Secular Group of Southern California (WSGSC): Ladies Night Out
Women’s Secular Group of Southern California (WSGSC) are individuals who identify as secular, atheist, agnostic, skeptic, freethinker or are simply open minded. Once a... Learn more
4 days ago · 12:00 PM
Visit: Nixon Library
What to expect: You will see nearly 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital inter-actives and more... Learn more
5 days ago · 9:00 AM
March for Science
The following information has been taken directly from a flyer.
Earth Day April 22nd
Pershing Square, LA 9am - 4pm
The Science Expo 9am - 4pm.
Speakers - 10AM
March -... Learn more
April 18 · 6:30 PM
Monthly: Meet and Greet
Let’s hangout, talk, eat and be merry. This is a reoccurring monthly meet-up that will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
What to expect:
1. There is an outside fire... Learn more