LOOKS LIKE WE'RE EXPECTING A GOOD TURNOUT ONCE AGAIN FOR:
TOPIC NIGHT AT PROVOCATEURS & PEACEMAKERS
7 P.M. PERKINS: PROF. BRIAN THOMAS ON:
HOW TO SNIFF OUT THE PSEUDO
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/ProvocateursAndPeacemakers/events/55123282/ (It helps us know how to set up)
Come refine your sense of smell, for those times you’re confronted with:
- Alternative medicine
Controversial journal papers
- Climate change
- Intelligent Design
- Vertebral Subluxations in Chiropractic
- Magnetic therapy
Professor Thomas says:
"Good science, bad science, pseudoscience and just plain crazy — How can you tell the difference? It's not always clear, but fortunately there are general principles and 'red flags' that can help us distinguish claims based on solid evidence from those based on little or no evidence. I will discuss the differences between good and bad science, give some guidelines on how to distinguish between them, and then lead the group through some examples that can help us learn to apply those principles."
What criteria do you use to decide what’s science and what’s not?
RSVP early to reserve your seat.
The conversation continues afterward at Callahan’s or The Green Mill.