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October 2018

A Rough Guide to Science in the News

October 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Every day science makes the news, whether it is what foods we should eat or avoid, the latest drug that could help in the fight against cancer or the looming threat of antibiotic resistance. But how do we make sense of what we read in the media? Sometimes conflicting and controversial claims leave us confused or perhaps we feel nervous about the latest advances in science and technology, especially if they could be exploited or misused. In this talk we…

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Science and Doctor Who

October 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Waxy O’Connors, 44 West George Street
Glasgow, G2 1DH United Kingdom
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Doors open at 7.15, and kickoff is at 7.30 Dr Who is back, and this speaker is geeking out! In 1963, Dr Who was conceived as being partly educational, incorporating real science and history for children. It hasn't exactly lived up to that. But, every now and again real science has made its way into the show, and this talk will move past the times science words were used as mere technobabble nonsense, to look at the attempts to incorporate…

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November 2018

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: Menopause Matters

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Free
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Please note: The venue is Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street (top floor), 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. Menopause Matters: Dr Heather Currie Often referred to as “the change”, the menopause refers to the biological stage in every woman’s life when their periods stop and the ovaries lose their reproductive function.…

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Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

November 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Free
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Doors open at 7.15, and kickoff is at 7.30 In 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…

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