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Palmerston North Skeptics in the Pub
Here in the sweltering monsoon season, it is good to know that there is a place where we can chat about scientific, rationalist and skeptical issues in an atmosphere that allows for conversation, some beer perchance, and some food. Note to self: that sentence is too long. I will endeavour to come to the meeting with things of interest to discuss, as I always do. I will search the interwebs for items that can form the basis of an interesting, rational and scientific discussion. However, my skeptical friends, it is also down to you to make the evening go with a swing. Please feel free to bring something of interest to talk about. As usual the rules of fun and politeness reign. We are not here to change each other, but to talk and discuss and listen. And drink and eat. It can be robust discussion, but the bottom line is that if you find you are not persuading the others of your position, let it go. Look forward seeing you all on the 2nd Friday of the month.

Moxies Cafe

81 George Street · Palmerston North

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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.

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