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May 2021

Check that source!

May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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As humans we love stories or anecdotes: it's how we've passed on knowledge for much of our history. But in modern times there are many untrustworthy sources of information and we need to be sure we're using the best sources to make our decisions and advise others. At this meeting we'll look at the criteria that make something a 'good source'. Neil will be presenting this one. Drinks and food available at the venue.

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June 2021

Principles of curiosity: a film about being skeptical

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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As most of us know, pop culture is chock-full of pseudoscience. The short film "Principles of Curiosity" from Skeptoid Media presents an easy process that anyone can follow to learn to tell what's real from what's not and to also help others do the same. (Skeptoid Media was started by US science podcaster Brian Dunning.) The film runs about 40 minutes, then we can talk about the points it makes and how best to apply them to current issues. Drinks…

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July 2021

Skeptics “members’ night”

July 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Yes, here's your opportunity to show us your best skeptical-themed material - why not show off a little? Bring something that will take about 10 minutes max., whether a video clip, sound file, short presentation, game, quiz, discussion prompt or other fun & interesting item. Let me know what you have planned by emailing me on [email protected] I will bring laptop, audio speakers and we will definitely have the venue's projector from 7pm this time. Drinks and food available at…

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August 2021

James “The Amazing” Randi

August 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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The late James Randi is considered by many to be the most important figure in modern skepticism. He had a profound influence on the international skeptics’ movement. Randi investigated paranormal, supernatural and pseudo-scientific claims and used his skills as a professional magician to expose faith healers, psychics medical frauds and cult leaders. He also had a great sense of humour - described by some as "impish" - about it all. At this meeting member David Johnson will look at Randi's…

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September 2021

Freedom of speech – a skeptical view

September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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What is 'freedom of speech' really? Does it even exist and if so, in what form? How much freedom of expression should our society give e.g. antivaxxers? Skeptics member Chris Hancock will take us through how 'free speech' does and doesn't work in our current milieu. He says: "I'll try to cover whatever people bring up. So feel free to post here or in Meetup. At the moment I'm thinking I'd like to firstly explore the ideal of free speech,…

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October 2021

A history of skepticism

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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This presentation by Skeptics member David Johnson will describe the various forms of skepticism and follow the history of each type from the ancient Greeks to the present time. Drinks and food available at the venue. We will be in one of the venue's conference rooms - ask a staff member if in doubt.   (Pic: The Death of Socrates)

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January 2022

A skeptical 2022

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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The year will start with some brainstorming about what topics the group would like to cover and any actions we'd like to take this year. Bring your best ideas - and your enthusiasm! Drinks and food available at the venue.

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February 2022

Wellness, women & woo – from Skepticon 2021

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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At Skepticon 2021, author Annie McCubbin talked about 'Wellness, women & woo' and referenced her book 'Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions : And How Critical Thinking Can Protect Them'. We'll view this (at times hilarious) presentation and discuss the points raised. Drinks and food available at the venue. Find us in the conference room - ask bar staff if unsure. A donation of e.g. $2 is appreciated, towards the cost of our Meetup platform.

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April 2022

Race: biology or social construct?

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Image by Nicholas Green, from Unsplash Skeptics member Chris will help us explore what is meant by the concept of "race". Is it a biological phenomenon or a social construct? Indeed, does the term have any meaning at all? Meet in the conference room at this venue: bar staff will help, if you can't find us. REMINDER: In discussions we ask everyone to respect when someone else is speaking and avoid interrupting them and to always ensure you are allowing…

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June 2022

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs)

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Skeptics member Neil has kindly agreed to look into the once more topical subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), which used to be called UFOs - and perhaps still are by many. The Pentagon has revealed to the US Senate much more of what it knows than ever before - perhaps in the hope that people will stop accusing the US government of 'cover ups'. Skeptic, author and podcaster Mick West has taken a look at the updated information and…

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