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Skeptics Panel - Pseudoscience

  • Sep 9, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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The Sacramento Area Skeptics are proud to co-host a panel on pseudoscience with the Atheists and Other Freethinkers.

Join us for a fun discussion on pseudoscience - what is it and how do we and others fall for it? Pseudoscience (voodoo science, junk science, or flim flam) can take many forms: astrology, intelligent design/creationism, conspiracy theories, cryptozoology, etc. Each of these, in addition to being silly can be dangerous. Shane Trimmer, President of the Sacramento Area Skeptics will host an amazing group of panelists which include: Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Science Education(NCSE); Liam McDaid, Sacramento City College professor of astronomy; Sarah Strand, CSUS professor of neuroscience; Robert Todd Carroll, author of the Skeptic's Dictionary; and Frank Mosher, Board Member and Assistant Organizer with the Sacramento Area Skeptics.

Location : Sierra II Community Center - Room 10,[masked]th Street, Sacramento
Contact :[masked]

 

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  • Derek M.

    What do you think? Is Satoshi Kanazawa asking inappropriate questions or is his skeptical approach off base?

    http://bigthink.com/e-pur-si-muove/the-return-of-the-ugly-racist-pseudoscientist-with-a-small-penis?page=all

    September 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bryan,
      Do you mean to say that you can't think of a single situation in which it would be preferable to keep your knowledge to yourself rather than to voice it to an unsolicitous audience?
      What about kindness and generosity?

      September 10, 2012

    • Bryan S.

      A little out of context, don't you think? The article very clearly sets the context as a scientific inquiry, by a scientist, for the advancement of scientific knowledge. I can think of many reasons to keep my knowledge to myself but withholding data or conclusions from a scientific, and probably funded, investigation is unethical. Did you read the article?

      September 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned some of what is being done in the area of human cognition. It was stimulating discussion. Thanks so much for the expertise of the speakers. I was particularly impressed with the biological basis of thought.

    September 9, 2012

  • Judy S.

    Highly informative, professional speakers. I want more of these!

    September 9, 2012

  • MrLambda

    Very Good

    September 9, 2012

  • Jeff s.

    I'm planning on going to listen to some learned explanation.

    August 23, 2012

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