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February 2019

What Phrenology Teaches Us About Ourselves

February 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72A Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Phrenology was a pseudoscience introduced in the late 18th century that tried to explain your behaviour, personality, intelligence and so on based on the shape of your head. It was almost all wrong but it had many positive impacts, or example in promoting a more compassionate approach to mental illness. On the negative side it fuelled many baseless racist ideas. In this talk, Professor David Price will discuss what phrenology was and why it became particularly prominent in Edinburgh, how…

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March 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Sci: Antarctica – The Case of the Missing Water

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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. The topic this time: Antarctica - The Case of the Missing Water When ice sheets grow, global sea level lowers. At the time of the last glacial maximum, about 22,000 years ago, the global sea level was about 132m lower than it is today. But estimates of the volume of ice held…

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Pixie Turner: Why Diets Don’t Work – and other myths about food

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Pixie Turner event poster

Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips there are still so many things we get wrong about our health, and with a new diet book out every other day it’s no wonder people are confused. What should we be eating? When? How often? Just how important is food when it comes to our overall health? Humans have always been a bit weird around food. We’re told eating certain foods are the key to living longer, some foods are ‘sinful’…

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