• BAS Skeptalk: Josh Lofy -" A Skeptics Guide to Planet Hunting"
    Thousands of planets have been found circling stars other than our own in the past few decades! Come and learn about some of the underlying physics of planet hunting, as well as learn to focus your skeptical lenses to cut through to the truth for a variety of different planetary claims made from popular science articles. Jay Lofy has a bachelor in physics, and is the author of "Joshing with Physics" https://joshingwithphysics.com/ , a website that demystifies physics for the rest of us. He works at the Exploratorium, and is an officer of the Bay Area Skeptics.

    La Pena Cultural Center

    3105 Shattuck Avenue · Berkeley, CA

  • Cafe Inquiry
    Our regular monthy get together to talk about whatever interests us.

    Cafe Borrone

    1010 El Camino Real · Menlo Park, CA

  • East Bay Skeptics Dinner
    The East Bay Skeptics meet for dinner and discussion on the fourth Sunday of every month. Sometimes there is a topic and someone makes a short presentation about it before an open discussion, and sometimes there is just open discussion of whatever is on people's mind. Ordering dinner starts at 6pm, discussion starts after eating is finished which is usually a little after 7pm. Note that there is a email list specifically for this group. To join go to https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/eb-skeptics Even if there are no RSVPs here there are typically between 10 and 20 "regulars" so don't hesitate to come just because you don't see RSVPs here. We look forward to seeing you ! please RSVP if you are new.

    Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

    1600 Shattuck Avenue · Berkeley, CA

  • Independent Investigation Group - San Francisco Bay Area
    The Independent Investigation Group (http://www.iigwest.com/) was founded by Jim Underdown in Los Angeles about 10 years ago. We have formed an affiliate in the Bay area (http://iigsfba.org). The group administers a $100,000 challenge similar to Randi's million dollar challenge and backed by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It meets regularly in the afternoon of the 4th Sunday of every month. There is a google group for internal discussion where details of time an place are announce. If you would like to join the google group your can go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/iig-sf and apply for membership or send email to jerry at acm.org You are urged to check out the websites linked to above before attending a meeting. This is your chance to become a skeptical activist.

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  • Skeptics in the Pub
    Science and Reason with Skeptics in the Pub West Bay, Fiddlers Green, Millbrae sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics. (http://www.baskeptics.org/) If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the film-flam man, and if ye drink, drink with us, your friends. If ye shun the brewer's art, at least help us lay waste to bangers & mash! Skeptics in the Pub is a monthly meeting for discussion of topics of science, reason, and skepticism. Sometimes there will be a planned talk sometimes it is a group of like minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience. Fiddlers Green is a 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae CA 94030

    Fiddler's Green

    333 El Camino Real · Millbrae, CA

  • California Freethought Day 2018
    The 17th annual California Freethought Day celebrates the First Amendment, scientific progress, and secular rights, combining the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference. Join us on Sunday, October 14, 2018, for engaging speakers, live entertainment, an authors' and podcasters' panel, door prizes, and more! 🎟 Tickets and Registration Admission is free, but we want you to register to ensure there are chairs and programs for everyone. Register Today: http://www.freethoughtday.org/register.html To be eligible for $300 in door prizes you *must* register! Donate $25 or more for a free "Supporter" keepsake button and you'll get access to free drinks and snacks during the main event. Donate $75 or more and join us at the Supporters' Reception on Saturday, October 13 with most of our speakers and other guests. ($85 at the door.) Reception Details: http://freethoughtday.org/reception.html 🎤 Speakers, Entertainers, Authors, and More We are thrilled to share with you the many people who will be speaking, entertaining, and participating at our Authors' and Podcasters' Panel at this year's Freethought Day (and the Supporters' Reception the night before): • Eugenie Scott, author, professor, activist • Kavin "Science Mom" Senapathy, science and health writer, author • Seráh Blain, Humanist lobbyist, mother, and grassroots activist • Evan Clark, facilitator and entrepreneur • Abby Hafer, author, scientist, educator • Steve Hill, comedian and activist • Representative Jerry McNerney (CA-9) • Greydon Square, hip hop emcee and producer • Victor Harris, poet • Sean O'Brien, actor, director, and teacher • Marie Bain, jazz singer and songwriter • Elbe Spurling, Author, The Brick Bible • Ryan Bell, author and podcaster • Rebecca Hensler, Author and founder of Grief Beyond Belief • Judy Saint, local activist and organizer • and more to come! ❤ Support the Event California Freethought Day is an entirely non-profit event, supported by our community. Your donation helps us cover insurance, advertising, equipment, speaker travel, and food for our volunteers. Here are four ways you can help make Freethought Day a continued success: • Donate: Those that wish to support Freethought Day will be recognized in the program and on the website. And you can show your support with a keepsake button, all for just $25. You'll get free drinks and snacks during the main event. * http://freethoughtday.org/support.html • Fundraising Reception: Attend this special evening event on Saturday, October 13th featuring live entertainment, a selection of great appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and the company of our speakers starting at $75. Also includes drinks and snacks at Freethought Day. * http://freethoughtday.org/reception.html • Sponsor: Businesses and organizations looking for exposure can sponsor Freethought Day starting at just $150. Benefits include reception attendance, on-stage announcements, an exhibitor table, program advertisements, reception tickets, and more. * http://freethoughtday.org/support.html • Are you a Secular Leader? Join us for Secular Leadership Day! Activists and organizers from the area will love this day of workshops, networking, and the sharing of ideas, to make their groups more successful. It's Saturday (October 13) from 10-4, lunch included! * http://www.freethoughtday.org/leadership.html 🔗 More Information and Social Media: Official Website: * http://www.freethoughtday.org Facebook Page: * http://www.facebook.com/FreethoughtDay Facebook Event: * https://www.facebook.com/events/2502614689963880/ Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @FreethoughtDay.

    California State Capitol

    1100 L Street · Sacramento, CA

  • BAS Skeptalk: Mick West -"Beyond a Candle in the Dark"
    Beyond a Candle in the Dark – Respectfully Debunking Conspiracy Theories How do you get through to conspiracy theorists, especially those who are close to you like friends and family? Often the first step someone takes on their journey out of the rabbit hole is the realization that they and their sources were wrong about something. To get this realization to sink in requires more than a candle illuminating their mistake, it requires a spotlight — a brightly focused blast of detailed debunking. Mick West discusses how shining a light on seemingly obscure minutia like "iron microspheres" or "ballast barrels" helps break the spell of conspiracy theory thinking. Mick West is the author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic, and Respect. He has been debunking extraordinary claims, alternative beliefs, and conspiracy theories for over a decade on his Metabunk.org forum and draws upon this experience in his book. Before he was a debunker he was a video game programmer and thinks debunking claims has much in common with debugging code.

    La Pena Cultural Center

    3105 Shattuck Avenue · Berkeley, CA

  • Cafe Inquiry
    Our regular monthy get together to talk about whatever interests us.

    Cafe Borrone

    1010 El Camino Real · Menlo Park, CA

  • Skeptics in the Pub
    Science and Reason with Skeptics in the Pub West Bay, Fiddlers Green, Millbrae sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics. (http://www.baskeptics.org/) If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the film-flam man, and if ye drink, drink with us, your friends. If ye shun the brewer's art, at least help us lay waste to bangers & mash! Skeptics in the Pub is a monthly meeting for discussion of topics of science, reason, and skepticism. Sometimes there will be a planned talk sometimes it is a group of like minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience. Fiddlers Green is a 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae CA 94030

    Fiddler's Green

    333 El Camino Real · Millbrae, CA

  • East Bay Skeptics Dinner
    The East Bay Skeptics meet for dinner and discussion on the fourth Sunday of every month. Sometimes there is a topic and someone makes a short presentation about it before an open discussion, and sometimes there is just open discussion of whatever is on people's mind. Ordering dinner starts at 6pm, discussion starts after eating is finished which is usually a little after 7pm. Note that there is a email list specifically for this group. To join go to https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/eb-skeptics Even if there are no RSVPs here there are typically between 10 and 20 "regulars" so don't hesitate to come just because you don't see RSVPs here. We look forward to seeing you ! please RSVP if you are new.

    Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

    1600 Shattuck Avenue · Berkeley, CA