Welcome to Triangle Skeptics. Our mission is to promote critical thinking, scientific literacy and skepticism as tools for advancing knowledge and decision making. We are skeptical but not cynical.

Our focus is on identifying good and bad examples of critical thinking, so that we can hone our own powers of observation, inquiry and deduction.  We discuss, critique and attack ideas, but not people or personalities.  Please be respectful of others and ideas different from your own. They might present an opportunity for you to learn something new. Also, please share your thoughts but be mindful of the length and frequency of your sharing so that everyone gets a chance to speak.

For more information on what skepticism is visit http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

Here's a good definition of skepticism from Steven Novella:

"A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion."

Discussions usually revolve around science headlines, the latest paranormal scams and anti-science propaganda, but often veers off into subjects like naked mole rats, Dragon*Con and Doctor Who.

We're not conspiracy theorists, moon landing deniers, climate change deniers, or 9-11 Truthers. If you're looking for that sort of stuff in this group, you'll probably be disappointed.

We're also not a singles group. OK, sure, a lot of us are single and we do get together to socialize but dating isn't the primary function of the group. Creepy / aggressive / stalkery behavior is frowned upon and will probably get you booted from the group. Be polite and show respect.

Although we're mostly agnostic/atheist/secular we are not, strictly speaking, an atheist group.

Likewise, we're probably a bit left-leaning politically but the group as a whole doesn't endorse one particular party.

And yes, we tend toward the nerdy/geeky side but it isn't a requirement.

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    1791 Varsity Drive #200, Raleigh, NC (map)
    Parking Directions: From Varsity Dr, turn into the road that leads to the parking decks behind the WebAssign building. Park in the parking deck marked by the X and walk... Learn more

    Hosted by: Ramiro (Organizer)

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    A former member A former member commented on DJ Trivia
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    "Hope y'all been having fun. I'm still bitter about being turned away bc I had my 11 year old at the time with me after coming from swim practice. Thanks for ostracizing­ me."

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    Glenn H. Glenn H. commented on DJ Trivia
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    "I will work up something on rocks. I will also look for a sedimentary­ rock but I'm not sure I've seen anything around my house but metamorphic­ and igneous. Any ideas what bathing suits might be about? I'll try for a general history of them."

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    Sharon Sharon commented on DJ Trivia
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    "Correction.­ The local outfit accidentall­y sent out last week's­ bonus opportunity­. They just sent out the corrected one for this week. We have to say what we'd do if we spent the day at home with our dog all day...."

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    Sharon Sharon commented on DJ Trivia
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    "Okay, the local email went out early today! Local bonus, for 25 points at the end of Round 2, is to write down the best advice you ever got from your dad."

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    Eric H. Eric H. commented on General Meeting
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    "Ugh! I hate missing another meeting but it's my wedding anniversary­ this Wednesday!"

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