"Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence" - Carl Sagan
There is a lot of nonsense in the world: pseudoscience, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, paranormal phenomenon, and other oddities. Skepticism is a method of assessing any claim (particularly fringe claims) using science, reasoning, and critical thinking.
We aren't cynics - we are methodological truth seekers. We are mythbusting science advocates who believe in good quality double-blind peer reviewed research. We protect consumers from fraud and misinformation by understanding how facts can be manipulated and how the mind can be fooled.
A growing rationalist movement is changing the face of skepticism to include cultural and political claims, which means that we can also be tireless defenders of important evidence-based topics such as the benefits of safe vaccines, the truth of evolution by natural selection, and the hazards of global climate change. Though the scope of skepticism can be blurred by modern concerns, we are careful to understand the difference between empirical fact and subjective opinion.
The Skeptical Society of Cincinnati exists to promote science and reason in the region. We hope to be a resource for freethinkers to meet each other and learn from experts. Eventually, we would like to shift to an outreach mission to educate the public about the science-based perspective for controversial topics.
Welcome! Hope to see you soon at one of our Science Cafe events or Skeptics in the Pub gatherings.
Welcome, Cincinnati Skeptics!
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313 Greenup St, Covington, KY
How did our region’s heroin epidemic happen, what can we do, and why is there so much resistance to progress? Dr. Goddard will draw on the latest scientific research to...
February 24 · 6:00 PM
The Amoeba In The Room with Dr. Nicholas Money
We are back at Slatts to welcome returning guest Dr. Nicholas Money. Last time he spoke to our group, he had just been interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air about his... Learn more
November 9, 2014 · 10:45 AM
Skeptics at Church: Freethought Alter Egos by Dr. Mark Fischer
Did you miss when Dr. Mark Fischer spoke about his freethought heroes in March? Well, he will be reprising his talk at Northern Hills Fellowship Unitarian Universalist... Learn more
November 7, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Science Cafe: Thomas Jefferson -- America's First Mythbuster!
November's Science Cafe brings back a previous favorite speaker, Dr. Lee Dugatkin, who is traveling to Cincinnati from Louisville where he writes and teaches about the... Learn more
October 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Science Cafe: The Increasingly Complex Age of Genetically Designed Foods
We are back at Slatts in Blue Ash for a fascinating (and sometimes frightening) look at the science of engineering the food that you consume at convenient stores, super... Learn more
October 26, 2014 · 10:45 AM
Skeptics at Church: Mindfulness by Dr. Richard Sears
Northern Hills Fellowship, a Unitarian Universalist church, is welcoming one of our previous speakers to give the "sermon" on Sunday, October 26th. Dr. Richard Sears is... Learn more
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