Skeptics in the Pub - Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown

Meet up with other skeptics, atheists and freethinkers for food and drink. Location will be Maxwell's.

This month, we'll be participating in the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown.  As I recall, it's a brutally hard quiz, but it promotes humility and inspires a lot of great conversation.  Topics are heavily slanted towards science, atheism, secularism and skepticism.  It'll be a group effort, so if you're new to any or all of these topics, come anyway and have a great time.  We'll be competing against Vancouver, Saskatoon and Ottawa (and possibly some other cities).

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  • Curtis L.

    did we ever get a result?

    April 30, 2013

    • Shawn W.

      Oh, the local results were:

      May 1, 2013

    • Shawn W.

      Team Atlantis 61 point
      Team Spiralling Down 47.5

      May 1, 2013

  • May O.

    so sorry I couldn't attend... I have a good excuse though-- was in the hospital having an emergency appendectomy!! Will try again sometime. I'm sure it was great so I gave 5 stars ;-)
    May

    April 24, 2013

  • Christopher

    It was terrific. Lotsa fun.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ARG. Would love to go but accepted a supper invite from friends.

    April 22, 2013

  • Brendon E.

    I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it this time due to a prior commitment. Have fun without me!

    April 19, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    I just confirmed the change to Monday at 6pm. I'll try to remember to check the Mooseheads schedule from now on...

    April 19, 2013

    • Jesse

      Thanks Shawn! I'll see you there. I just discovered the other day that Meetup has not been sending me any updates for a while now due to an inbox setting I didn't realize I had. Looking forward to the quiz, I'm really glad you were able to get us involved again for this year.

      April 19, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    Hi all,
    There's been a scheduling snafu. There is a Mooseheads game that night and we won't be able to get the whole downstairs. It will be packed and noisy, so I'm trying to reschedule for Monday night. Sorry for the late notice. I'll let you know once everything is confirmed, hopefully tomorrow.

    April 18, 2013

  • Shiva

    well, if it's anything like the last skeptic trivia quiz we did, it will be humiliating... but nothing we can't handle :)

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    I contacted the organizer of the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown and signed us up. Right now, there are 3 other cities signed up. It's mostly a fun thing, so don't sweat it if you're new to skepticism!

    April 9, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    I'm waiting on a confirmation from Maxwell's. I was to Riverside a couple years ago and seem to recall liking it. Buses aren't as good as downtown, but I'd be up for trying it sometime. And we could certainly try for a celtic night sometime too.

    April 8, 2013

  • Lenny

    I like the Riverside Pub because I live near it and it does have a nice comfortable semi-private room with a better layout than Maxwell's. But will we be able to attract the Halifax and Dartmouth people? Not having to drive downtown should be nice for some.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm suggesting Riverside because I has (hope they still do) an enclosed meeting room. Parking is good, bus routes are good. Maybe out of towners can come since they don't have to drive downtown.
    Feel free to change venue

    April 8, 2013

  • Lenny

    I enjoyed the pervious quizzes.

    April 5, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    The Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown is coming up. I seem to recall there was a mixed reaction last year. Is there any interest?

    For those who haven't done it, it's a quiz on science, skepticism and atheism. We'd form in groups of about 4, and I think it usually lasts a couple hours. Please let me know your preferences and I'll try to sign us up if there's interest.

    April 4, 2013

  • Ed N.

    Ugh, I leave for TO that day and won't be back until Sept. have a great summer folks. Will miss all the chatters.

    April 2, 2013

    • Shawn W.

      Bon voyage! See you in September.

      April 2, 2013

  • Tam H.

    We will attend if there is live Celtic music. The Old Triangle Ale House in Halifax has live Celtic music and dance Sunday afternoons. I'd like to meet y'all and there would be a good place during the breaks, for lunch or tea. Keep us posted. Tam

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    They graciously host out ukulele night - I go every month. There's also my favourite Cafe Brea - no beer but great coffee. Or the Colby in Cole Harbour...

    March 31, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    I emailed the Celtic Corner people once. Never got a response, which is a bit of a red flag. :) But I'll give it another try sometime.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What about the Celtic corner pub in Dartmouth - easy ferry access from Halifax...nice folks.

    March 30, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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