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  1. Evolutionary Perspectives On Religion — Dr Kat Ford

    From an evolutionary perspective, religion presents something of a challenge. It is ubiquitous, but can be costly, while serving no obvious function. Is it just a collection of highly successful memes? Is it an inevitable but largely benign by product of minds highly evolved for social living? Or are there some real evolutionary benefits to religious cognition?

    7:30PM Thursday 23 February 2023 Ape and Apple
  2. Why Sharks Matter: the Science and Policy of Saving Threatened Sharks – Dr David Shiffman

    Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most ecologically important, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals on Earth. More often feared than revered, their role as predators of the deep have earned them a reputation as a major threat to humans. But the truth is that sharks are not a danger to us — they’re in danger from us.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 8 December 2022 Twitch
  3. Ivermectin for Covid-19: A Tale of Science Gone Wrong?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been responsible for a whole host of scientific triumphs but also some failures and declining reputations. One of the pandemic’s many victims is ivermectin, an antiparasitic medication that had enjoyed a stellar reputation as a ‘wonder drug’ for decades prior. As this talk will examine, during the COVID-19 pandemic, ivermectin was trumpeted as a miracle COVID-19 cure before being revealed to have little effect.

    7:30PM Thursday 24 November 2022 Ape and Apple
  4. Jonathan Jarry — How to Effectively Push Back Against Misinformation

    Are we living in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter? Scientific research into “debunking” misinformation shows that there is still a place for facts. But when facts are not enough, what can we do? This talk will address fears of the backfire effect, as well as provide evidence-based recommendations on how best to push back against misinformation, using examples drawn from the ivermectin saga, Havana syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivity.

    7:30PM Thursday 27 October 2022 The King's Arms
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