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September 2018

Ash Pryce: Mind Reader

September 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Waxy O’Connors, 44 West George Street
Glasgow, G2 1DH United Kingdom
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Glasgow Skeptics welcome back founder of Edinburgh Skeptics turned 'Psychic Conman' - Ash Pryce Ash is bringing his mix of supernatural themed illusions and high energy mentalism after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that left audiences wowed, mind-bent and amazed. Lots of audience participation, and some darker séance trickery combine in a new show. After the magic Ash will take time to look at some of the more outrageous psychics from history and how they got away with…

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October 2018

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Please note: The venue is Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, 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. Can Art Ever Inform Science? The relationship between art and science is one that had been long discussed before, and since C.P Snow lamented the division between them in his famous 1959 “Two Cultures” lecture.…

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When Innocent Becomes Guilty: The Psychology of False Confessions

October 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Note: This is now a ticketed event (still free though) Book your place here: http://bit.ly/2Qy4b4M It is difficult to imagine admitting to something that you didn’t do, especially something so serious as committing murder. There are however numerous documented cases of innocent people confessing to crimes they didn’t commit, and suffering severe consequences. Aside from those who voluntarily confess, others are vulnerable to persuasive interviewing tactics, and some even come to believe that they are guilty. From personality factors to threats…

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How to separate sense from nonsense when our health is on the line

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Kickoff at 7pm sharp. Top floor of the store We are being bombarded with messages selling us revolutionary treatments and game-changing scientific discoveries when it comes to our health. Charlatans fill us with hope with their science-flavoured books, while the media too often emphasizes unreliable testimonies over scientific data. How can we separate sense from nonsense? The right tools can help us identify good science and warn us against dangerous falsehoods. About the speaker: Jonathan Jarry is a science communicator…

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