Welcome to Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub - the pub skeptics who meet in a tea-room on the third Wednesday of every month.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. when drinks and cakes will be available. Talks start at 7:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Usually there's no need to book but check individual events as occasionally booking is necessary. Talks are generally suitable for an audience aged 16 and over.
The cost is a donation of £2 per head towards the speaker's expenses.
Wednesday, July 15 2015 at 7:30PM
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No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery
84 Parrock Road
What's the talk about?
It’s easy to think of pseudoscience existing in a glass case at a museum – something to be examined and critiqued from a safe distance, but not something to touch and to play with. Using examples taken from his own personal experiences in skepticism, Michael Marshall will show what happens when you begin to crack the surface of the pseudosciences that surround us – revealing the surprising, sometimes-shocking and often-comic adventures that lie beneath.
Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.