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This is the official Meetup of New York City Skeptics (http://nycskeptics.org/), an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes science and critical thinking.

For more information about us and our other activities visit www.nycskeptics.org (http://nycskeptics.org/).

You may also be interested in our official podcast, Rationally Speaking (http://www.rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/).

We also organize the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (http://www.necss.org) (NECSS).

Had enough of astrologers, psychics, homeopaths, and spirit channelers? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Join us for our mothly discussion on critical thinking, science, and skeptical inquiry. Make sure you RSVP promptly, seating will be limited!

To keep the meetups friendly though, we will continue to, at least try, to stay away from controversial topics. The forbidden topics are religion, politics and global warming.

Upcoming events (4)

RNY Summer Solstice Party!

Ellington in the Park

Celebrate our hemisphere's longest and sunniest day with friends and fellow Reasonable New Yorkers at Ellington In The Park in lovely Riverside Park. Enjoy delicious food and thirst quenching drinks from Ellington’s grill menu and full bar. Play on the traveling rings and other park amenities, and have fun in the sun! Ellington in the Park is in Riverside Park around 105th street. The closest park entrance is at Riverside Drive and 103rd Street.

Better Know a Dictator: Dean A. Haycock on his book "Tyrannical Minds"

Though men like Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Qaddafi lived in different times and places, and came from vastly different backgrounds, they shared many “dark” personality traits, but only in rare cases did they show signs of mental disorders. “Getting inside the heads” of foreign leaders and terrorists is one way governments try to understand, predict, and influence their actions. Psychological profiles can help us understand the urges of tyrants to dominate, subjugate, torture and slaughter. Dean A. Haycock's new book, "Tyrannical Minds: Psychological Profiling, Narcissism, and Dictatorship," reveals how recognizing their psychological traits can provide insight into the motivations and actions of dangerous leaders, potentially allowing to us predict their behavior and maybe even teaching us how to stop them. As strongmen and authoritarian leaders around the world increase in number, understanding the most extreme examples of tyrannical behavior should serve as a warning to anyone indifferent to the threats posed by political extremism. Dr. Haycock will discuss the book with us, and he will have copies available for purchase! Dean A. Haycock is a science and medical writer with a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Brown University, and a fellowship at The Rockefeller University. The results of his research, conducted in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals. He is the author of several books and many articles written for the general public. Brooklyn Commons features a wide selection of coffee, food, desserts, beer, and wine. http://thecommonsbrooklyn.org

NECSS 2019 - Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Join us as we welcome science writer Carl Zimmer as our keynote speaker! Back by popular demand, Leighann Lord will be returning as conference MC. We will also be greeting popular science author Mary Roach as our special guest, and over two-dozen speakers, panelists, and workshop presenters. NECSS 2019 will have four full days of presentations, panels, workshops, and other events featuring dozens of speakers from the worlds of both science and skepticism. Early bird pricing ends June 14th, after which prices will rise significantly. Don't wait to register, secure your tickets today! https://necss.org/register A discount is available for NYC Skeptics members. Follow link below to join! http://nycskeptics.org/donate/

A Skeptical Extravaganza of Special Significance

Fashion Institute of Technology

A SKEPTICAL EXTRAVAGANZA OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE...is a combination panel show, science quiz, physics demonstration and improv game that's filled with music and laughter! The show is hosted by George Hrab and includes the entire Skeptics' Guide to the Universe cast... plus a very special guest (or two)! Tickets are now on sale to the general public. Full NECSS conference registration is NOT required, but NECSS conference attendees receive discounted admission. General Public Tickets: https://necss.org/passes/sgu-extravaganza/ NECSS Registration (Extravaganza Discount): http://www.necss.org/register The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful content and resources including an award-winning weekly podcast. The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. https://necss.org/

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