BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Glasgow Skeptics - ECPv4.5.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Glasgow Skeptics X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Glasgow Skeptics BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20181112T191500 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20181112T213000 DTSTAMP:20200925T203120 CREATED:20181010T210152Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181010T210152Z SUMMARY:Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief DESCRIPTION:Doors open at 7.15\, and kickoff is at 7.30 \n\nIn 2013\, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society for his show Be Reasonable\, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later\, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream\, spawning thousands of hours of YouTube videos\, gaining widespread international media coverage\, and attracting countless followers. How did we get here? In this talk\, Marshall will talk through his experiences of the Flat Earth movement\, take a look at the leaders and some of their reasoning\, and report back from the weekend he spent at the UK’s first ever Flat Earth convention. \nAbout the Speaker:\nMichael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests\, going undercover to expose psychics and quack medics\, and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian\, The Times and New Statesman. \n\nThis is event is free to attend\, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate\, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs\, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield. \n\nAccessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar\, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises\, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately\, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users. \n URL: LOCATION:72a Waterloo Street\, Glasgow\, G2 7DA\, United Kingdom ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR