What we're about

Welcome to the Wellington Skeptics in the Pub meetup group. This group is part of a larger, socially orientated group of skeptics. Details at http://skepticsinthepub.net.nz/

The format is pretty casual, we meet and chat - sommetimes there are set topics, sometimes not; it is entirely up to who is there. Everyone is welcome to lead a discussion on a topic on a given night, just email an organiser and let them know what you want to do.

"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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Skeptics in the Pub Wellington Regular Meetup

The Intercontinental Hotel

Another excuse for a good set of chats with interesting people. See you all there. :)

Humanist Catch-up

Thistle Inn

Reflecting on the Horrific Shootings at El Noor Mosque & Linwood Islamic Centre Female Genital Mutilation Information from OIA Request (due 29 March) Repeal of the Law of Blasphemous Libel March 2019 we will mark this successful campaign conclusion with a celebratory cake We welcome you to April’s Humanist Catch Up. This is an opportunity for conversation and sharing of thoughts. March has been a momentous month. There has been the shocking Christchurch shooting on Friday March 15 which quite dwarfs the feeling of accomplishment in the long awaited repeal of NZ’s Blasphemy Law.

Science Based Healthcare Activism in the Pub

Fork and Brewer

This is a regular meeting for people who want to be involved in skeptical activism. We spend an evening in a pub, working collaboratively on a skeptical subject of local (New Zealand) concern. The kinds of projects envisioned for these evenings include filing complaints with the ASA, editing Wikipedia to add a skeptical viewpoint to articles that are not presently fairly balanced and creating small websites to counter unscientific claims made by organisations such as FANNZ and the IAS. Our complaints with the ASA, and like places, are largely related to Healthcare claims, but we are always willing to help with other topics. The evening is technology based; Please bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone. We hope to be doing a lot of internet based activity, and will be connecting to the pub's WiFi network.

Skeptics in the Pub Wellington Regular Meetup

The Intercontinental Hotel

Another excuse for a good set of chats with interesting people. See you all there. :)

Past events (568)

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