New Meetup: Robert Park - Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science

From: Don W.
Sent on: Saturday, February 13, 2010 6:58 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The DC Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Robert Park - Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science

When: Saturday, February 27,[masked]:00 PM [Rescheduled from February 6]

Center for Inquiry - DC Office
621 Pennsyvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003

In his well regarded book by this name, Dr. Bob Park, looks at many levels of superstition that remain in our modern society. Religious belief in the afterlife and the power of prayer are debunked. Parapsychology, homeopathy and acupuncture are compared with the evidence. The so called theory of Intelligent Design, is examined. The power of the scientific method is applied to these and other areas of superstition in this excellent new book.

Robert L. (Bob) Park is professor of physics and former chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland. He is routinely published in national magazines such as Skeptical Inquirer. He has thousands of fans of his weekly e-news/blog called What's New in which he skewers superstition and idiocy in many of its various forms. Dr. Park is the author of Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud.

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