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April 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Café Scientifique: What does your voice say about you?

April 1 @ 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 month: What does your voice say about you? People tend to think of the world as a highly visual place, neglecting the fact that our primary means of communication is through sound; our voice. Voices have been steadily researched for the best part of a century and are now…

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Use, and Misuse, of Patients on Display in Museums

April 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Content warning: This talk will contain images some people may find distressing, including skeletons and foetal remains. There will also be discussion of murder. Medical objects have been used in museums to tell clinical, technical and personal stories. This talk will look at the different ways patients and users of these medical technologies have been represented, or not, in recent projects across the globe. How can museums responsibly display medical objects and portray their users in the museum? And should…

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Pub Quiz: Science & Skepticism

April 15 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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British Science Association Glasgow Branch and Glasgow Skeptics invite you to join us and test your levels of general ignorance on all things Science-y and Skepticism-y. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup You don't need to have a team in advance ... come join us in the evening and you can team up with others when you get there. Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30 This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for…

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Countering Psychics & Trolls: Susan Gerbic & Mark Edward

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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You wait all that time for a renowned skeptic to visit, and then two arrive at once! First up we have Susan Gerbic: Stop feeding the Trolls - Do this instead Tired of fighting trolls online? Tired of fake news? Want to do something that actually fights back? Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). She will explain why improving the pages for Science and Scientific Skepticism on the…

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