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July 2018

Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Kickoff at 7pm sharp. Top floor of the store. Also, please note this is on a Wednesday, and not our usual Monday night slot. View event on Facebook here In a special talk for Glasgow Skeptics, science writer Gavin Francis considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. We can’t avoid puberty, the menopause, or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path – a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer…

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Hitler’s Syphilis and other Historical Diagnoses

July 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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The story goes like this: in 1908, a young Adolf Hitler catches syphilis from a prostitute. Fueled by anger over the disease, which he associates with Jews, he becomes obsessed. When combined with neurosyphilitic madness, this explains the Holocaust. It can be an appealing narrative - but what evidence do these kinds of claims rest on? This talk examines the case of Hitler’s alleged syphilis among others to show why we should be sceptical over claims of retrospective diagnosis. About…

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Not Another Fake Newscast: When is News Fake?

July 30 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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The phrase Fake News is on everyone's lips... but when does News become fake? Is it a matter of perspective, or has some news always been false? Where is the line between patriotism, propaganda and outright misinformation? If you want to hear two podcasters discuss all this and look in depth at where our fake news is coming from then join us as we host an evening with #NAFNC presenters Gerry & Paul McCann   About the Podcast: Not Another Fake NewsCast…

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August 2018

Glasgow Skeptics visit Café Scientifique: Conflict and the Brain

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Please note: The venue is Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, and the start time is set for 7pm. So we don't have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date ... but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead. This month's topic: Conflict and the Brain For more information about Café Scientifique:Visit their website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/cafescientifique/ The talk is free - although they do ask for donations Accessibility information for the venue can be found here: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/glasgow-city-council/waterstones-3

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