Archive for October, 2013

Regina Skeptics in the Pub and Book Exchange

Posted in Event, Regina, science, Skeptic on October 20, 2013 by saskskeptic

The next CFI Regina Skeptics in the Pub and Book Exchange is 6:00 Sunday Oct. 20 at Boston Pizza 4657 Rae Street, Regina , SK

Join us once again on October 20th at 6:00pm for a night of lively conversation, delicious food/drinks, and book sharing! Return old books, check out new ones, or even add new books to the library.

Keep an eye out for future Skeptics in the Pub nights! We will meet at 6:00 pm at Brewsters on the third Tuesday of November, January, March, May, July, and September; and around 7:00 pm at Boston Pizza South on the third Sunday of December, February, April, June, August, and October.

**Please keep your receipts from Boston Pizza South, as we will receive incentives based on how much we spend as a group. If you enjoy this event, please consider making a donation to help support us for the bigger and better events which are in the works!**

Skeptics In the Pub

Posted in Event, Saskatoon, science, Skeptic on October 20, 2013 by saskskeptic

The next Skeptics in the Pub is Wednesday Oct. 23 any time between 7:30 to 10:00 at Joey’s only seafood. 2100 8th Street East, Unit 101, 8th & Preston, Saskatoon, SK

Agenda

Guerrilla Skepticism

Susan Gerbic has two of Guerrilla Skepticism projects that anyone can join. These are simple and highly effective projects to foster skepticism.

The most prominent of these is Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. This group primarily has three goals. Improve wiki entries for prominent skeptic personalities. For example, the group created this wiki page for Desiree Schell, Edmonton Skeptic and host of the Science For the People radio show (formerly Skeptically Speaking). They also focus on improving the wiki pages of woo purveyors to include sections critical of their wares. They also translate existing skeptical wiki pages into other languages.

Susan’s other project is Skeptic Action. This is a twitter based projectwhere each day a new simple skeptic action is tweeted.

From the SkepticAction blog page

When you are following @SkepticAction on Twitter, you will receive a tweet a day with minimal instructions to follow a task that should only take you a few minutes to complete.

Other Item

The Smithsonian Magazine has an article on “Where Did the Fear of Poisoned Halloween Candy Come From?

A newly discovered 1.8 million year old skull may trim most of the human evolutionary tree. Many of the sub-species may just be individual variations rather than different species. YahooGuardian Video