Dr Caroline Ward is here to tell us about how conservation efforts can be helped and hindered when the local population believes the animal you're protecting is magic.
Is seeing believing? Is believing seeing? How can we conduct experiments on things that only exist within our minds, and can scientists ever be trusted to study deception without being deceived themselves? What can we learn about the mind from the illusions developed by magicians? Join magician and experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins, author of The Spectacle of Illusion, for a fascinating talk on the psychology of magic.
Come along for some or all of Thursday night to chat about skeptical and geeky stuff, have a pie, and drink whatever you like. (Within reason.)
A few of us order a meal in an informal 'as we feel' fashion. The pies are very good.
It's time for another meeting, so come along for beer, food and admin.
Our traditional "Soapbox Special" night features four short talks from members — this year, on Ask For Evidence, Freedom of Information, meditation and e-numbers.
Fifty years ago this week, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life.
Following the success of the June social, we're back in Pie and Ale for more chat, pie, skepticism, and ale.
To celebrate a full decade of organised skepticism in Liverpool, the Merseyside Skeptics Society have organised a one-day skeptical conference.
We're trying a new venue this month — Pie and Ale. It's ground floor accessible, and they do food (pie).