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Stephen Law - Believing Bullshit

Stephen Law is a Philosopher, and senior lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London. He edits the Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal, and has written several books, including "Believing Bullshit", on which this talk will be based.

Why do people believe crazy ideas? From cults, conspiracy theories, fundamentalist religions, extreme politics and other hard to swallow beliefs, Stephen will look at how people justify these ideas to themselves intellectually. He will help identify the tricks by which such insidious belief systems are created and sustained.

Join us for this free talk by a leading thinker in this topic, all in the relaxed surroundings of the Bootlegger Pub in High Wycombe.


Skeptics in the Pub is a place for inquisitive people of all ages to meet and converse in the High Wycombe area.

Skeptics are people who yearn to discover the truth behind extraordinary claims that people or groups may make, this can be in areas of alternative therapies, the paranormal, religion and faith, the afterlife or many other areas of life.

We make no claims to balance, and actively promote science, freedom of expression and secular humanism. This means we often end up talking about superstition, religious fundamentalism, censorship and conspiracy theory.

You are welcome to come along and just sit and listen to others, or if you are braver get stuck right in!

see our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/187803204563655/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/WycombeSITP to get a fuller idea of what we are about!

Most of us have a fondness for good quality beer, so our current home is Wycombe’s only specialty ale house & bottle bar, It is also a Bring Your Own Food Pub, and they have free WiFi.

The Bootlegger pub

3 Amersham Hill,

High Wycombe,

Bucks,

HP136NQ

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  • Dougald T.

    Excellent, although perhaps questions should be saved until after the talk as I would have liked to hear more of his exposition before the grilling started !

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    An interesting talk by a personable speaker, followed by wide-ranging Q&A. Only downside: uncomfy chairs. Still, I am looking forward to the next talk.

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Paul H.

    HI Ian,

    There's on-street parking along Priory road, a council car park along Totteridge road or the NCP along Castle Street. All these are free after 7.00 pm.

    Paul

    May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jane, that's really handy to know! :-)

    May 11, 2014

  • Jane

    Floor 6 of Easton Street car park is perfect as it has its own exit to the station!

    May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,

    I've just joined the group (which I didn't even know existed). I read the book a few years back when it was published, and am interested in hearing the author in the flesh. Where does one park for the pub? In the station?

    Ian

    1 · May 11, 2014

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