This meetup group was created to add additional features to our already functioning group on facebook. You can get there by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandiegoske... That is where we post articles and have online discussion and where we currently have 276 members.
We meet on the 1st and 3ird Thursday of every month at a pub or for movie nights at a home with a large projector screen. We also do hiking, parties and other events.
Our group tends to skew younger than other groups and be slightly more rowdy depending on the event. So be prepared for lively discussions, off-color jokes and a disregard for political correctness.
Michael Shermer says a skeptic is "one who questions the validity of particular claims of knowledge by employing or call ing for statements of fact to prove or disprove claims, as a tool for understanding causality."
We San Diego skeptics are a bunch of bad ass critical thinkers. We believe that learning how to think is more important than learning what to think. We are tired of the age old questions about god and religion. Those questions have no relevance in the day to day life of someone who believes that science is the best method that human beings have found for finding truth.
Why hang out with the San Diego Skeptics?
Because it's self defense for the mind. The world is full of people trying to sell you something, whether it's a time share, health food, medical treatments, a new drug, or a new law. Critical thinking is the only way to vaccinate your brain against these masters of manipulation. We believe in training our brains in the art of mental defense by learning science, logic and reason in a casual atmosphere that emphasizes fun activities. Our goal is to keep our minds and our bodies in fighting shape so we can better navigate this crazy world.