Petra Hyklová: Biografie v historii vědy

První přednáška Pátečníků v novém roce! Biografie má zejména v historii vědy mizernou pověst. Je skutečně zasloužená? Patří biografie do vědy nebo spíš mezi literární žánry? A jaké podoby může mít?

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Science Friction – how surface interactions shaped the world – Laurie Winkless

We are surrounded by stickiness. From the bike tyre that grips the road and the Post-it note that’s become an office mainstay, to your non-stick frying pan, and the ice that transforms waterways each winter. All of these things are controlled by tiny forces that operate on and between surfaces, with friction playing the leading […]

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Ludmila Hamplová: Česká a izraelská cesta pandemií

Ludmila Hamplová (* 1985) je redaktorkou portálu Zdravotnickydenik.cz. Dlouhodobě věnuje zdravotním tématům a také dezinformacím na poli medicíny i jejich vyvracení. Za svou práci získala Novinářskou cenu Psychiatrické společnosti ČLS JEP a také ocenění Koalice pro podporu očkování.

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Modern Humanism in Africa – Kato Mukasa

For this talk, Kato will be drawing from two of his more recent books: The God Business and the Death of Reason in Africa (2021), and: Modern Humanism, and How to make it work for the People. He will explore the history of religion in Africa, both traditional religions and those imported by colonists, and […]

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„Trick or Treatment“ by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh

This month's work is the 2008 book "Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine" by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. This book is a pillar of skeptical thinking and a must-read for anybody concerned about alt-med. Trick or Treatment evaluates the scientific evidence for acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic, and briefly covers […]

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Billrothhaus, Vienna Billrothhaus Frankgasse 8, Vienna

Program Thursday, 8 September 2022   20:00 – 22:00 Skeptical Quiz Learn more here Friday, 9 September   9.00 – 10.00 Registration   10:00 – 12:00 The Skeptical Movement in Europe (Panel)    Chair: Claire Klingenberg Massimo Polidoro András Gábor Pintér Pontus Böckman Annika Harrison Amardeo Sarma Claudia Preis Alice Howarth   12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break   14:00 – 16:00 Dealing […]

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Brian Eggo – Putting the Meta into Metastasis

Casa Bar Liverpool 29 Hope Street L1 9BQ, Liverpool

Putting the Meta into Metastasis - How Facebook facilitates the viral spread of cancer misinformation When Brian's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer there was just one thing to do: Cry uncontrollably for weeks. Once he'd finished doing that he decided to dip his toes into the murky waters of alternative health groups on social […]

QED 2022 – Question, Explore, Discover!

Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester City Tower, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH

Friday 28th October Daytime SkeptiCamp FREE TO ATTEND. Lightning talks, provided by you. No ticket required, just turn up! The schedule is available now. Park Suite, Fourth Floor Evening Friday night trivia quiz, with Heath Enwright Wet your whistle and sharpen your wits at the QED pub trivia night, hosted by Heath "other guy from that […]

£120

November Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub

Dog and Parrot Tavern Dog and Parrot Tavern 2 Scottsdale Drive Robina, QLD 4226, Gold Coast

Speakers: András G Pintér, Annika Harrison, Claire Klingenberg, Pontus Böckman!   https://bond.zoom.us/j/96246943879 Meeting ID: 962 4694 3879

The Skeptics’ Guide to Vexillology – Dr Tom Williamson

Flags! They’re everywhere, from battlefields to Pride marches to the World Cup. But what secrets and mysteries do flags hold? Why do some people get upset if you say Union Flag instead of Union Jack? Are remainers right when they say they want their star back? Why do the bad guys have such well-designed flags? […]

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Hypnóza v zločinu a zločin v hypnóze

Akademie věd ČR Národní 1009/3, Praha 1, Praha

Přednáškový cyklus Věda kontra iracionalita Českého klubu skeptiků Sisyfos uvádí: Hypnóza v zločinu a zločin v hypnóze Možnost zneužití sugesce či hypnózy k nemorálnímu chování, protispolečenskému jednání, ke zneužití subjektu samotného nebo ke spáchání zločinu, je projednávána v lékařských i právních kruzích od okamžiku, kdy věda začala brát tyto fenomény vážně. U laické veřejnosti tomu […]

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