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Mike J.

Location:

Chicago, IL
Hometown: Pittsburgh

Member since:

September 9, 2012

What was your path to skepticism?

When I started my last job at a science and engineering lab in Pittsburgh, I was shocked at how many of the engineers working there were accepting of creationism, global warming denial, etc. This led me to seek out the various skeptic groups in the Pittsburgh area.

What is the best day and time for you to meet?

Weekday evenings, weekends.

Are you alarmed by the state of scientific knowledge among the general population in America?

Not really. I understand that science may not be interesting to many of those in the population. What alarms me are those that claim to have a firm grasp of scientific knowledge (when they do not) and the propagation of those ideas to others in the population.

Are there issues or topics you'd especially like to discuss?

My favorite discussion topic is alt. medicine.

Introduction

I will be moving to Chicago from Pittsburgh in mid-September to work at the University of Chicago. In the Pittsburgh area, I was active in the Center for Inquiry, Steel City Skeptics, and Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers.


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