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February 2020

The TGA – how does it work & is it any use?

February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vic Hotel, 226 Hay Street, Subiaco, 226 Hay Street
Subiaco, WA 6008 Australia
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Skeptics member Neil Raine will talk to us about Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – how it works & whether it's any use in keeping non-evidence-based products out of the marketplace. We meet upstairs in the conference room. Order food & drink downstairs.

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March 2020

“Psychics” involvement in criminal cases

March 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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We'll take a look at 'psychics’ and their involvement in criminal cases, with a particular focus on the Claremont serial killer case. Speaker will be Bret Christian, editor and publisher of "The Post" newspaper. Bret is also the author of "Presumed Guilty: When cops get it wrong and courts seal the deal" He has had a long association with this case and is a long-term skeptic. Bret's talk will form the basis for us to discuss how psychics frequently manipulate…

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May 2020

Cryptozoology: online presentation

May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We will examine the many and varied facets of cryptozoology (hidden animals) with a real live zoologist (and skeptic): Kit Prendergast! Discovery of new vertebrate species, or species thought to be extinct, is a rare, yet not uncommon occurrence. However, the claims made by cryptozoologists do not stand up to scrutiny. Kit will critically evaluate the claims for various cryptozoological creatures and answer questions you've always wanted to ask about what may be lurking out there. To help a struggling…

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June 2020

Fads in psychology

June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Skeptics members Kate and Toni will talk us through various fads in psychology over the past century, with a focus on which are the most scientific verifiable and useful. So if you've ever done a Myers-Briggs assessment and come away going 'Huh?', this might help you understand why. This may or may not be an online event. We'll let you know once we've checked with our usual venue. Image: Yeshi Kangrang (via Unsplash)

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July 2020

Epistemology: how we know what we know

July 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Skeptics member Chris will take us on a tour of how we know what we know... The talk will look at perspectives on ontology (i.e. what is truth, what is reality) and how these views inform research in the sciences and social sciences. Chris will map out common research methods and different types of evidence that can be collated. In the context of these, he will give some examples of how methods and types of evidence can be misused. This…

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August 2020

Book discussion: ‘Why people believe weird things’ Michael Shermer

August 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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We'll discuss Michael Shermer's book and at last we'll be face to face again! Get reading if you haven't already... In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, "Why People Believe Weird Things" debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and…

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September 2020

A skeptics’ guide to spotting logical fallacies

September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Skeptics member David J will run us through how to spot some of the more common logical fallacies. We might also talk about cognitive biases - those nasty things we're all still prone to, even as skeptics. Drinks and meals available at the venue.

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October 2020

Wisdom of the ancients and bogus science sign #5

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Skeptics member Neil R will give us a rundown of ancient wisdom of the medical kind, pointing out the Seven Signs of bogus science and in particular, Sign #5 Drinks and meals available at the venue. The bar is downstairs, entry off either Barrack St or the Hay St mall. The conference room is on the right as you enter off Hay St - ask at the bar if in doubt.

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December 2020

End of year comedy fun

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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We'll have a bit of end of year fun with various video clips, e.g. Monty Python's Holy Grail witch scene, Bill Maher ‘unbaptising’ a Mormon, etc. Bring your favourite (video or sound file) on a thumb drive. Drinks and food available at the venue, which you enter off either Barrack St or the Hay St mall. We'll be in the conference room.

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January 2021

Hello 2021!

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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We'll welcome the new year with a bit of planning for the program of meetings as well as some general chat. Bring your ideas and your enthusiasm!  This is your chance to see the kinds of topics and events that YOU want in the coming year... Drinks and food available at the venue. By Yeshi Kangrang (via Unsplash)

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