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October 2019

PubhD: Sexual Consent / Parenting Practices / Magnetic Fields

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow. Speakers and topics: 1: Kelsey Entriken Kelsey is exploring the important issue of sexual consent - using niche fan fiction and animal hybrids. 2: Simon Barrett How does the way in which you were raised by your parents influence the parenting practices you now adopt with your own children? My study asks this question of a group of vulnerable mums in Glasgow, as part of a trial…

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Psychics: Real, Fake, or Just Wrong?

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way
Coatbridge, ML5 1QD United Kingdom
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Special event to promote Science outreach at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Every December a string of ‘psychics’ across the world use their clairvoyant powers to make predictions for the coming year, with varying degrees of success. A quick look online shows a vast array of other supernatural talents allegedly on display. In this talk Brian Eggo of Glasgow Skeptics will take a closer look at this phenomenon, and investigate how much of it, if any, is actually real.…

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5G or Not 5G – Taking Arms Against the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Pseudoscience

October 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 7DA United Kingdom
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5th generation mobile networks are coming in for increasing criticism by otherwise reputable sources and commentators. Its been demonised as mind-control, as using ‘untested, weapons-grade, ultra-high frequency technology’ and to cause severe harm to the population just by existing. Is it a back-door for governments to manage their population through technology? Are we simply leaving ourselves open to overseas countries to infiltrate our national infrastructure? Are there real dangers to this new technology? Sean Slater will try and address these…

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November 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: Social Robots

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA 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. The topic this month: Social Robots View event on Facebook View event on Meetup Speaker: Emily Cross Understanding how we perceive and interact with others is a core challenge of social cognition research. This challenge is poised to intensify in importance as the ubiquity of artificial intelligence and the presence of humanoid…

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