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November 2019

Some things you might not know about HIV

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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In this talk we take a look at some of the current issues around HIV including PrEP, ageing with HIV, stigma, U=U, criminalisation and looking at the progress on treatments and potential vaccines and cures. All from the point of view of an involved patient. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup About the speaker: Running parallel with a career in EFL/ESOL teaching in the UK and faraway places, Cathy has lived with HIV for over 20 years and…

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Are we alone in the universe? The scientific evidence and the philosophical implications

November 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Chair of Harvard's Astronomy Department, Avi Loeb, has recently argued in a leading astrophysics journal that Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever detected passing through the Solar System, may best be explained as a probe from an alien civilization. How likely is it that Loeb was right? How can we assess the likelihood that we are alone in the galaxy or wider universe? What would be the philosophical implications either way? Should we expect extra-terrestrial life to have any…

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December 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Café Scientifique: Heart Attack in a Dish

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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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. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup The topic this month: Heart Attack in a Dish - Using human heart muscle made from stem cells to develop better drugs for cardiac repair Heart disease remains the foremost killer of men and women, despite decades of progress (reducing risk factors, clot-busting drugs,…

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Matt Dillahunty – Magic, Skepticism & Questions

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Strathclyde, 27 Taylor Street
Glasgow, G4 0NR
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Note: tickets required. Reserve your place here Matt Dillahunty is well-known as one of the hosts of the popular Atheist Experience phone-in show (www.atheist-experience.com) where believers and non-believers phone in to present claims whilst the hosts try to explore what is actually believed and why. As well as the AXP show, Matt also has a series of online videos as part of the Atheist Debates Patreon project (https://www.patreon.com/AtheistDebates). In these videos he discusses many topics on the subjects of religion,…

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