17 Lexington Ave, Room 306 (The Skylight Room), New York, NY
We invite you to a FREE ($5-10 optional donation appreciated) all-day series of lectures on Science and Skepticism topics.
Doors open for socializing at 9am, lectures go from 10am until 6pm. The lectures will be on many topics and will each be half an hour long. Late arrivals welcome. There will be lunch and rest breaks.
Make FREE reservations at http://www.skepticampNYC.org
Who are the Skeptics Movement?
• "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." -- Steven Novella, Yale professor and prominent skeptic
• "Skepticism is a provisional approach to claims. It is the application of reason to any and all ideas—no sacred cows allowed. In other words, skepticism is a method, not a position." -- the Skeptics Society
• "Skepticism is the intersection of science education and consumer protection. We help people learn from science to avoid spending their money on products and services that do not work." - Tim Farley, JREF
Many people who don't believe in global warming call themselves "Climate Skeptics". However, most people in the NYC Skeptics Society believe in global warming, and global warming will be discussed at Skepticamp.