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Join us for monthly discussion and lecture groups on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Originally founded in 1996, the San Diego Skeptics Society (formerly San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)) serves the greater San Diego region by advocating critical thinking and scientific skepticism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Scientific_skepticism).

We also host the local Skeptics in the Pub once a month. Check our calendar for the upcoming time and location!

See Resource Links (http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Assoc-for-Rational-Inquiry/pages/Resource_links/) for more information

Upcoming events (5)

Gene Drive Mosquitoes, Brain Organoids, De-Extinction and All That

Joyce Beers Community Center

Gene Drive Mosquitoes, Brain Organoids, De-Extinction and All That: The Promise and Perils of Some Emerging Technology The pace of technological innovation seems to be accelerating. It’s important that society try to stay ahead of the curve and confront the questions these innovations raise if we’re not to make big mistakes or lose great opportunities. In my talk I’ll describe a handful of technologies that just ten years ago would have been described as science fiction but are now closer to scientific fact. As a result, we now face questions such as: should we release swarms of GM mosquitoes to help combat malaria? when will brain organoids be able to feel? should we “bring back” extinct animals of the past? I’ll discuss these questions and others, raising some important points relevant to the decisions society will need to make. Craig Callender is a philosopher of science at UC San Diego, where he is a Professor of Philosophy and a Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics. Author of more than 50 works, his writing has appeared in philosophy, physics and law journals, and his recent book What Makes Time Special? (OUP, 2017) won the Lakatos Award. His research has been featured in the popular media, such as Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and Scientific American. Of most relevance to this talk, he has 20+ years experience of teaching environmental ethics. ____________________ The monthly lecture series sponsored by SD Skeptic Society features a presentation on a scientific or skeptical topic. The suggested donation for lecture attendance is $5. Your tax-deductible donations help support the San Diego Skeptic Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to critical and scientific thinking. If you're a frequent attendee, see the welcome desk for joining the membership. About SD Skeptics:The San Diego Skeptic Society (formerly SDARI) is a community resource that hosts lectures on various topics (science, history, etc) and sponsors prizes in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair every spring. Lectures start promptly at 7pm. Please note: The entrance to Joyce Beers Community Center is next to Aladdin restuarant. The address 3900 Vermont Street should be the most accurate for GPS directions. There is free parking available in the underground lot across the street (behind and under Ralphs / Trader Joes). Parking in the above ground lot is limited to 2 hours and cars have been ticketed / towed for infractions.

Skeptic Lectures!

Joyce Beers Community Center

The monthly lecture series sponsored by SD Skeptic Society features a presentation on a scientific or skeptical topic. The suggested donation for lecture attendance is $5. Your tax-deductible donations help support the San Diego Skeptic Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to critical and scientific thinking. If you're a frequent attendee, see the welcome desk for joining the membership. About SD Skeptics:The San Diego Skeptic Society (formerly SDARI) is a community resource that hosts lectures on various topics (science, history, etc) and sponsors prizes in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair every spring. Lectures start promptly at 7pm. If this is your first event, please come early and introduce yourself! Please note: The entrance to Joyce Beers Community Center is between two restaurants, Aladdin’s and Panera Bread. The address 3900 Vermont Street should be the most accurate for GPS directions. There is free parking available in the underground lot across the street (behind and under Ralphs / Trader Joes). Parking in the above ground lot is limited to 2 hours and cars have been ticketed / towed for infractions.

Skeptic Lectures!

Joyce Beers Community Center

The monthly lecture series sponsored by SD Skeptic Society features a presentation on a scientific or skeptical topic. The suggested donation for lecture attendance is $5. Your tax-deductible donations help support the San Diego Skeptic Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to critical and scientific thinking. If you're a frequent attendee, see the welcome desk for joining the membership. About SD Skeptics:The San Diego Skeptic Society (formerly SDARI) is a community resource that hosts lectures on various topics (science, history, etc) and sponsors prizes in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair every spring. Lectures start promptly at 7pm. If this is your first event, please come early and introduce yourself! Please note: The entrance to Joyce Beers Community Center is between two restaurants, Aladdin’s and Panera Bread. The address 3900 Vermont Street should be the most accurate for GPS directions. There is free parking available in the underground lot across the street (behind and under Ralphs / Trader Joes). Parking in the above ground lot is limited to 2 hours and cars have been ticketed / towed for infractions.

Skeptic Lectures!

Joyce Beers Community Center

The monthly lecture series sponsored by SD Skeptic Society features a presentation on a scientific or skeptical topic. The suggested donation for lecture attendance is $5. Your tax-deductible donations help support the San Diego Skeptic Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to critical and scientific thinking. If you're a frequent attendee, see the welcome desk for joining the membership. About SD Skeptics:The San Diego Skeptic Society (formerly SDARI) is a community resource that hosts lectures on various topics (science, history, etc) and sponsors prizes in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair every spring. Lectures start promptly at 7pm. If this is your first event, please come early and introduce yourself! Please note: The entrance to Joyce Beers Community Center is between two restaurants, Aladdin’s and Panera Bread. The address 3900 Vermont Street should be the most accurate for GPS directions. There is free parking available in the underground lot across the street (behind and under Ralphs / Trader Joes). Parking in the above ground lot is limited to 2 hours and cars have been ticketed / towed for infractions.

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Drinking Skeptically! NEW LOCATION IN KEARNY MESA!

Hopnonymous Brewing Company

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