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November 2017

Glasgow Skeptics View & Review: An interactive critique of documentary nonsense

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Come join us for a special interactive event where we give YOU a chance to show us what you’ve got in your skeptical toolkit! We’re going to watch a ‘documentary’ that was made by a prominent Christian apologist … and stop at appropriate points along the way for some critical analysis: Identify the logical fallacies! Highlight the misuse of statistics! Spot the barefaced lies! Wade through the mistakes! Scratch your head in bemusement! Full details will be revealed on the…

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December 2017

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: What is in your genes?

December 4 @ 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. This month's topic: What is in your genes? The first human genome sequence was completed in 2003. It was a remarkable project involving thousands of researchers from all over the world. It took 13 years to complete and cost something in the region of three billion dollars. Extraordinary progress in DNA sequencing…

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What has the truth got to do with the price of fish?

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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  In this talk, Dr Robin Cook, Senior Research Fellow of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathclyde University, will tackle some very fishy misconceptions. Including: How stocks of cod have during the post WW2 period and how scientists judge its status. We will look at the evidence for stock collapse and recovery. More widely we will show that the fortunes of many European stocks have changed for the better. Following the high profile campaign by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the EU…

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Gusset Grippers – Laugh Don’t Leak

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Elaine Miller is a physiotherapist, mother of three giant headed babies and reformed incontinent. She wrote a comedy show about pelvic floors which won "Weirdest show of the Fringe" which is, apparently, a compliment. She will talk about what a pelvic floor is, why it matters and the hidden public health crisis that costs Australia $43bn a year. The UK doesn't (yet) keep stats on how much incontinence costs us. That seems silly. This is event is free to attend,…

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