What we're about
Welcome to the Palmerston North Skeptics in the Pub meetup group. Our intent is for a safe, respectful conversation about evidence, science, research and beliefs. We may have conversations about controversial topics, but these are underscored by the rules of politeness.
We meet every second Friday of the Month at Moxie’s Café on George Street in Palmerston North. Kickoff is at 7pm, bring along something that you would like to talk about, an open mind and a sense of humour. Even just two of the above would be fine.
"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." - Dr. Steven Novella of The New England Skeptics and The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast.