Had enough of creationists, astrologers, psychics, homeopaths, and spirit channelers? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Meetup with other local skeptics for some refreshing and sane conversation!
The Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land (REALL) is dedicated to the development of rational thinking and the application of the scientific method toward claims of the paranormal and fringe-science phenomena.
REALL conducts research, convenes meetings, publishes a newsletter, and disseminates information to its members and the general public. Its primary geographic region of coverage is central Illinois.
REALL subscribes to the premise that the scientific method is the most reliable and self-correcting system for obtaining knowledge about the world and universe. REALL does not reject paranormal claims on a priori grounds, but rather is committed to objective, though critical, inquiry.
(Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.)
It's time for REALL's annual potluck picnic!
Every year, our normal meeting location (the Carnegie South Room at Lincoln Library) is unavailable in June due to preparations for their annual book sale. So we use that as an excuse to hold a potluck picnic!
Please bring something to eat -- chips, deviled eggs, pickles, veggie snacks, mashed potatoes, potato salad, cookies, beans, fruit, whatever -- as well as something to drink.
REALL will be supplying some sort of grilled meat (probably brats), as well as plates, cutlery, cups, and napkins.
This is a good opportunity to bring your spouse and/or children, as well as any friend who has been interested in REALL, but hasn't yet been able to make it to an evening meeting!
We'll be starting at 12:00, probably finishing up around 2:00 or so. (Actually, we have the picnic shelter reserved from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, so feel free to arrive earlier and stay later!) The picnic shelter is covered, so we'll be there, rain or shine!
The picnic will be in Douglas Park in Springfield. There are 2 parking lots in Douglas Park, one on the west side (off McArthur), the other on the south side (off Madison). Shelter #1 is in between, near the playground equipment.